France

Andrew Trimble

Round 5: Six Nations Team of the Weekend

Mike Brown’s remarkable consistency continued in Rome, but the Scarlets' bomb-diffuser supreme was brilliant against Scotland and demonstrated that Wales have more than one rapier full-back. In the right place…

France

Six Nations: France and Saint-André in denial

IT'S A measure of how far France have fallen that after losing 22-20 to Ireland on Saturday one of their own, centre Mathieu Bastareaud, declared: “Tonight we can be proud…

Last laugh: But who will replace O'Driscoll?

Six Nations: France 20-22 Ireland

By Bea Asprey in Paris  The match in 30 seconds The RBS 6 Nations ended in a fairytale fashion rarely seen in sport as Brian O’Driscoll took home the title…

Handful: Trimble is excelling for Ireland

Round 4: Six Nations Team of the weekend

Before this weekend there were (theoretically speaking) five sides still in the Championship hunt. Wales left the running after being comprehensively ousted at Twickenham, while Ireland brushed off hard-working Italy…

Don't do it! Duncan Weir gets set to make the fateful pass

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

By Katie Field The Saints Brilliant BOD Only one man could head up the Saints list this week – the irrepressible Brian O’Driscoll, who became the world’s most-capped Test player…

Back in the day: Halfpenny and Brown in 2009

England v Wales: Five key areas

Two teams intent on making history meet at Twickenham on Sunday. A win will see England secure a first Triple Crown since 2003 – an embarrassingly long wait. Conversely, Wales…

Chop and change: Maxime Medard is back in tow

Six Nations: Saint-Andre shuffles the pack

JUST WHEN you thought Philippe Saint-Andre’s (PSA) selections couldn’t get any stranger, the France coach goes and proves us all wrong. In announcing his starting XV for the trip to…