Mike Phillips

Award for ‘angering millions of teenage girls’: Mike Phillips Mike Phillips has had an interesting year. Sacked from Bayonne for allegedly turning up to training under the influence, he switched…

Pascal Papé

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…

Blue wall: Maxime Machenaud tries to find his way past the Italian defence

France remain unbeaten and travel to Cardiff in a fortnight looking for a third straight win. Little was expected after a turgid first-half affair, with kickers from both sides, Jean-Marc…

Showdown: Louis Picamoles clashes with Parisse

IT WAS heavily assumed that France, with all their resources and illustrious red-carpet players, would enter Rome and destroy the Azzzurri. However, before the anthems had even finished there was…