France

Nathan Hines

Clermont Auvergne v Leinster: The Preview

Bordeaux is famed for its wine but this weekend it’ll be the smell of rugby players’ sweat filling the air rather than the fruity aroma of a good red. Clermont…

Shane Geraghty

French focus: Top 14

NO DOUBT about it, Shane Geraghty’s stint in Brive has been eventful, writes Gavin Mortimer. The 25-year-old was to the fore again on Sunday, steering the unfashionable French club into…

Alex Cuthbert

Wales 16-9 France: The Grand Slam Verdict

Wales won a third Grand Slam in eight seasons at the Millennium Stadium to equal the achievement of the Seventies greats. Alex Cuthbert, fast becoming a key member of this…

The backrow battle will be led by Toby Falatau in action against France during the World Cup

Wales v France: The Preview

If ‘revenge’ for the semi-final loss to France in October wasn’t enough motivation for the Wales squad, Mervyn Davies’ sad passing will ensure the atmosphere in the Millennium Stadium is…

Phil Dowson made a brave try-saving tackle

The sweetest of victories for England in Paris

BEFORE THE satisfaction should come the analysis. England scored three fantastic tries away in Paris, showing the attacking flair that the squad have always felt was within them, but which…

Ben Morgan

France 22-24 England: The Verdict

England outscored France three tries to one, but didn’t make life easy for themselves. Manu Tuilagi and Ben Foden touched down early in the first half, but it was Tom…

Chris Ashton

France v England: The Preview

PARIS IN the springtime (well nearly). That’s the venue for this weekend’s RBS 6 Nations tie between France and England – the first time the two sides have met since…

england fans

Fancy a Parisienne pint?

By Gavin Mortimer PARIS is known as the City of Love but frankly who cares about all that soppy stuff when it comes to Le Crunch? Whispering sweet nothings on…

Julien Dupuy

France team to face England

FRANCE COACH Philippe Saint-Andre has dropped half-backs Morgan Parra and Francois Trinh-Duc to the bench for their RBS 6 Nations game against England on Sunday. Toulouse fly-half Lionel Beauxis comes…