Profiles of the 2015 Rugby World Cup teams.
While the French have pulled off some stunning upsets and made the finals three times, they are yet to win a World Cup.
Their unpredictable style means that they will be a force to be reckoned with, and cannot be underestimated at Rugby World Cup time - especially in the knock out stages.
They are ranked at number seven going into the World Cup, and are in Pool D along with Ireland, Italy, Canada and Romania.
R Kockott, M Parra, S Tillous-Borde, F Michalak, R Tales, M Bastareaud, A Dumoulin, G Fickou, W Fofana, B Dulin, S Guitoune, Y Huget, N Nakaitaci, S Spedding
U Atonio, E Ben Arous, D Vincent, N Mas, R Slimani, G Guirado, B Kayser, B Szarzewski, A Flanquart, Y Maestri, P Pape, T Dusautoir (captain), B Le Roux, Y Nyanga, F Ouedraogo, D Chouly, L Picamoles