Aurelien Rougerie of ASM Clermont Auvergne was among three France internationals violently attacked  with ‘knives, machetes and sabres’.  Photograph:   Harry Engels/Getty Images

French rugby is in shock after it emerged three Clermont Auvergne players were hospitalised following an attack by a gang armed with “bladed weapon(...)

 Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips has been dropped to the bench for Friday night’s Six Nations game against France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Mike Phillips has been relegated to the Wales bench for Friday’s Six Nations clash against France in Cardiff, with coach Warren Gatland blamin(...)

Stade Francais’ Hugo Bonneval will make his France debut on the left wing against Italy in Paris on Sunday.   Photograph:  Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

Stade Francais back Hugo Bonneval will make his international debut when France host Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday as coach Philippe Saint-Andre (...)

Castres’ outhalf Remi Tales will start against the All Blacks.

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has taken a gamble in his team selection for Saturday’s clash with the All Blacks, picking the inexperienced outhalf(...)

As stated here many times; when you lose you can deserve praise andwhen you win you can deserve criticism but when you draw it can be most confusin(...)