France

Pascal Papé

Dropping Picamoles a big risk for Saint-André

IT TOOK only 80 minutes but Philippe Saint-André once more finds himself with the world on his shoulders. Two victories from their first two matches in this Six Nations went…

Leader: O'Connell led by example

Six Nations: Team of the Week – Round 2

Unsurprisingly, Italy, Wales and Scotland do not figure highly in Round 2's Team of the Week, so who impressed us? Let us know what you think...

Blue wall: Maxime Machenaud tries to find his way past the Italian defence

Six Nations: France 30-10 Italy

France remain unbeaten and travel to Cardiff in a fortnight looking for a third straight win. Little was expected after a turgid first-half affair, with kickers from both sides, Jean-Marc…

Crowd pleaser: Plisson is congratulated for the victory over England

Six Nations: Saint-Andre picks youth for Italy clash

What has happened to Philippe Saint-Andre? The once arch-conservative coach has sprung another surprise by handing 23-year-old Stade Francais Hugo Bonneval his first cap on the wing against Italy on…