France

Confusion all round: Castres have struggled and may lose scrum-half Rory Kockott to France duty

Top 14: What’s going on at Castres?

The talk of late has been about Toulouse but what of another French club slipping towards the cliff edge? Castres’ fall has been even more precipitous than that of Toulouse,…

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…

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…

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…