France

Jonny Wilkinson

Amlin Challenge Cup Final: Biarritz 21-18 Toulon

A RATHER drab and uninspiring final with Biarritz able to ensure their Heineken Cup qualification thanks to the boot of Dimitri Yachvili in wet conditions at the Stoop. They were…

Tolofua has no problem with bulldozing the opposition

French focus: Top 14

Toulouse backs coach Jean-Baptiste Elissalde couldn’t help crowing after his side’s impressive defeat of Stade Francais last Saturday, writes Gavin Mortimer. In front of 80,000 fans at the Stade de…

england fans

Fancy a Parisienne pint?

By Gavin Mortimer PARIS is known as the City of Love but frankly who cares about all that soppy stuff when it comes to Le Crunch? Whispering sweet nothings on…

Julien Dupuy

France team to face England

FRANCE COACH Philippe Saint-Andre has dropped half-backs Morgan Parra and Francois Trinh-Duc to the bench for their RBS 6 Nations game against England on Sunday. Toulouse fly-half Lionel Beauxis comes…

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…

lionel beauxis

How Saint-André plans to repay English rugby

THE Sunday Times ran a piece last weekend in which Rugby World’s very own Stephen Jones interviewed Philippe Saint-André. The coach of France was his normal affable self, buttering up…

paul o'connell

France 17-17 Ireland

France clawed their way back from an 11-point deficit to draw with Ireland in the rearranged RBS 6 Nations fixture at the Stade de France. The men in green started…

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…

maxime medard france

Scots have many reasons to smile

By Al Dymock AT post-match press conferences, stats sheets are handed out by busy looking officials. You get the certified breakdown of what happened during the game and you can…