Wesley Fofana

France overcame stern resistance from a pumped-up Canada side to run out fairly comfortable 41-18 winners, although after 58 minutes the gaps had been down to six points, when Nathan…

Leader: O'Connell led by example

Unsurprisingly, Italy, Wales and Scotland do not figure highly in Round 2's Team of the Week, so who impressed us? Let us know what you think...

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…

lionel beauxis

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…

Kris Burton

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell France gained revenge over Italy after last year’s humbling 22-21 defeat in Rome, romping to a four-try, 30-12 win. The scoreline…