France begin Rugby World Cup countdown

France Post issue a new stamp on 14 April to begin the countdown to this year's Rugby World Cup which is being hosted by the French.

The competition kicks off in September and France will be issuing more stamps to commemorate the event, with 10 new stamps depicting different phases of play due to be released on 23 June. A further stamp will be issued in September as the 2007 World Cup gets underway.

The stamp issued on 14 April features the image of two Rugby players and the phrase 'Allez les petits' made famous by Rugby commentator Roger Couderc.

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