France

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…

Not coming back: Louis Picamoles has been dropped

Six Nations: The Beleaguered Coaches Club

Whatever is said in haste before Saturday – whatever defensive line is thrown out or snarling reply comes back – it is only because both Scotland’s and France’s head coaches…

Lynchpin: Sexton oozed class with Ireland

Six Nations: Round 3 – Team of the weekend

IT WAS a rip-roaring Round 3, where France and Ireland lost their chance of a Grand Slam and England and Wales moved back into contention for the Six Nations title.…

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...