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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…

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

My predictions last week may not have come back to haunt me on the scale that Dave Ellis’ did. While the former French defence coach’s claims that the French would…

Tommy Bowe

Ireland turn on the style

IT WAS always going to be interesting to see how Ireland would respond to last week's draw with France: would they be able to build on their first-half performance in…

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…

David Denton had another impressive game

Scotland still creating their own nightmares

OF THE Six Nations performances we have seen so far from Scotland, the one which ended in a 32-14 loss to Ireland was probably the most frustrating. Andy Robinson must…

Goode and captain Pennell celebrate Worcester's promotion and victory over Cornish pirates last year

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

Finally – time to draw breath. After 22 pulsating weeks of Championship rugby culminating in a mad dash for those unfortunate clubs having to fulfill postponed fixtures, last Saturday was…

france v ireland

Ireland need to play an 80-minute game

HAVING waited three weeks to get this game underway, no one playing or watching on Sunday wanted to hear the final whistle at the Stade de France - at least…

Stuart Lancaster

Were the RFU right to snub John Kirwan?

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor I WAS indulging in some girly pampering on my day off on Friday, but I couldn’t resist the odd glimpse at my Twitter…

Tango in Paris: Imanol Harinordoquy tangles with Sean O'Brien. The two will do battle again on Sunday

France v Ireland: the preview

SO, here we go again. Three weeks and a day after the teams were left kicking their heels in Siberian Paris, France and Ireland meet to decide who will chase…