He's there! Damien Chouly scores France's second try. (Photo: Getty Images)

RBS Six Nations: France 23-21 Italy

Italy led for 45 minutes in all, but two long-range second-half penalties by Jules Plisson put France ahead in the last five minutes and when Italy set up a chance…

Guy Noves

Six Nations: Guy Noves making the right calls

Have we made a mistake? This correspondent and the other British and Irish commentators who have been noisily trumpeting that France have appointed the wrong man as their new coach.…

Aurelien Rougerie

The Top 14 going through a crisis of confidence

If reason was required to explain the insecurity that stalks the professional game in France, one need just look at the standings of the 2009-10 Top 14 table. Perpignan, then…

Jonathan Danty

Six French stars of the future

Guy Noves has named his first training squad ahead of next month’s Six Nations, and among the familiar faces are several young players unblooded at Test level. We profile six…

Rocky Elsom

Cash-rich Qatar circle Rocky Elsom’s Narbonne

They own Paris Saint-Germain, their name adorns the shirts of Barcelona and their Aspire Football Dreams initiative claims to have worked with three and a half million youngsters cross Africa,…

French fans

French rugby seeks to return to normality

Racing 92 host Toulouse on Saturday afternoon. It will be an emotional occasion, the first professional rugby match to be played in the Parisian region since the murderous ISIS attacks…