Six Nations 2016: Stade de France security to be beefed up in light of Paris attacks

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Over 80,000 people were inside the Stade de France to watch France play Germany (Source: Getty)

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has promised increased security at the Stade de France for next month's Six Nations fixtures.

Terrorists targeted the stadium during a friendly between France and Germany's football teams on 13 November last year.

Three suicide bombers were foiled in their attempts to enter the 81,338 capacity stadium as part of coordinated attacks throughout the city that left 130 people dead.

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The arena will play host to fans from England, Ireland and Italy during this year's Six Nations and all visiting supporters have been advised to arrive early to prepare for "very strict" security measures.

In a statement the FFR said: "There will be very strict controls for fans and everyone else entering the Stade de France.

"The FFR therefore invites all supporters to get to the stadium early, gates will open two hours before kick-off.

"The national police and security officers have planned a number of checkpoints around the stadium to cut down on queues at the gates where controls will be increased."

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