Gavin Mortimer

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Gavin is Rugby World's man in France, keeping his ear to the ground on all the moving and shaking on the continent.

Philippe Saint Andre

Six Nations: France review underway for World Cup

“The World Cup starts today!” declared Philippe Saint-Andre the day after France had suffered a 20-point stuffing by England. Never before had France shipped 50 points to the English, and…

France

Six Nations: Are the French fit for purpose?

The odds are in England’s favour on Saturday, not just because of this season’s Six Nations form but because of results in ‘Le Crunch’ over the last ten years. Bear…

sergio parisse

Passion behind Stade Français Top 14 success

THESE ARE good times to be a Stade Français fan. Currently level on points with Clermont at the summit of the Top 14 table, the Parisian outfit have claimed some…