BEFORE THE satisfaction should come the analysis. England scored three fantastic tries away in Paris, showing the attacking flair that the squad have always felt was within them, but which…

Ben Morgan

England outscored France three tries to one, but didn’t make life easy for themselves. Manu Tuilagi and Ben Foden touched down early in the first half, but it was Tom…

Chris Ashton

PARIS IN the springtime (well nearly). That’s the venue for this weekend’s RBS 6 Nations tie between France and England – the first time the two sides have met since…

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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 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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

Scotland took advantage of a slow start from a French team that hadn't played for three weeks and built a 10-0 lead in the first 25 minutes with a try…