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Kris Burton

France 30-12 Italy

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell France gained revenge over Italy after last year’s humbling 22-21 defeat in Rome, romping to a four-try, 30-12 win. The scoreline…

Thierry Dusautoir

Saint-Andre picks France team to face Italy

FRANCE COACH Philippe Saint-Andre has picked a hugely experienced team to take on Italy in their opening RBS 6 Nations match on Saturday. The starting XV contains 605 caps –…

Mike Brown

Harlequins undone by Toulouse

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor HARLEQUINS’ 14-MATCH winning run had to come to an end at some point and there’s no shame in losing to Europe’s most successful…

Wales v France 6 Nations game sold out

Wales v France 6 Nations game sold out

Wales’ RBS 6 Nations fixture against France at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday 17 March (kick off 2.45pm) has sold-out. Head coach Warren Gatland’s men will bring their 2012 campaign…

In at the deep end: Sam Tomkins will make his union debut against the world's second-best nation

Barbarians v Australia – preview

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…

Martin Johnson resigns

Martin Johnson resigns

Martin Johnson has stepped down as England Team Manager. After three-and-a-half years Johnson has decided not to seek a new contract. He said: “I’ve obviously thought long and hard about…

France faced up to the Haka, and also faced an automatic £2,500 fine

Dimitri Yachvili and his World Cup moments

I am so proud of my team-mates for the way we played in the World Cup final. We showed pride in our jersey and incredible team spirit. Clearly we’re disappointed…

Despite his team coming second, Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year

Thierry Dusautoir named IRB Player of the Year

France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year at the 2011 IRB Awards in association with Emirates Airline, during a star-studded ceremony at Vector Arena…