Toulouse centre Florian Fritz leaves the pitch after he was injured during the Top 14 quarter-final rugby union match against  Racing Metro earlier this month. He was allowed to return to the game. Photograph: Getty Images

After 17 years in top flight rugby it appears Jonny Wilkinson’s greatest fear is that of getting a proper job. After coming through so many injurie(...)

Fergus McFadden in action against Ulster in the Pro 12 semi-final where he had to leave the field with a head injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

It began on the Lions tour with Australia’s George Smith and recently came the full circle with Florian Fritz falling down dazed in Toulouse’s match(...)

Brian O’Driscoll: reluctantly left the field at the behest of team doctor John Ryan. Photograph: Inpho

The long goodbye is set to have its final outing. Helped by a two-week break, Leinster coach Matt O’Connor is confident that Brian O’Driscoll will go (...)

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(...)

France captain Thierry Dusautoir leaves the pitch with teammate Mathieu Bastareaud. Photograph: Nigel Marple/Reuters

New Zealand outhalf Daniel Carter kicked 14 points as the All Blacks ground out a flattering victory over France in New Plymouth this morning to compl(...)

  Mathieu Bastareaud in action against Ireland last weekend.  Photograph: Colm O'Neill/Inpho

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made three changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations meeting with Scotland in Paris. T(...)