Under-18 became a recognised age-grade in European rugby in 2004.
The French Under-18 team has been competing in the European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship since 2004, when it was first held. In seven editions since, the team has won the final five times and played as the losing side in the other two, going out to England on both occasions.
The French side beat Ireland 27-3 in the 2010 edition of the tournament, marking its fifth title and its fourth in a row. France had a disappointing 2011 tournament, missing the final for the first time, failing to win a game and finishing only fourth.
France's recent results at the European Championship:
|20 March 2010||Casale sul Sile||Italy||50-10||Quarter finals|
|31 March 2010||San Donà di Piave||Belgium||21-0||Semi finals|
|3 April 2010||Treviso||Ireland||27-3||Final|
|16 April 2011||Auch||Ireland||17-19||Semi finals|
|23 April 2011||Tarbes||Wales||6-15||3rd Place game|
The teams final positions in the European championship:
|2004||A Division||I||1st — Champions|
|2005||A Division||I||2nd — Runners-up|
|2006||A Division||I||2nd — Runners-up|
|2007||A Division||I||1st — Champions|
|2008||A Division||I||1st — Champions|
|2009||A Division||I||1st — Champions|
|2010||A Division||I||1st — Champions|