Australia’s Nick Cummins  scores a try against France  at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Photograph: Jason O’Brien / Reuters

Australia 50 France 23Australia scythed through a porous French defence to score seven tries and a 50-23 victory over the visitors in their first test(...)

Matt O’Connor was yesterday adamant that Saturday’s match-winner, Brian O’Driscoll, didn’t suffer concussion. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 2:58

Leinster and Munster emerged grateful for seemingly emerging relatively unscathed from their annual warm-up for the Heineken Cup knock-out stag(...)

Ruan Pienaar kicks a penalty for Ulster during last season’s Pro12 final against Leinster
Toulon come calling for Ruan Pienaar
  • Rugby
  • September 18, 2013, 12:21

Ulster scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has emerged as a target for the European champions Toulon, according to reports in France. With Pienaar’s contract with (...)

 Maxime Medard of France celebrates after scoring a try during the Six Nations match against Scotland at Stade de France. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

France finally collected their first win of the Six Nations campaign at the Stade de France as two quickfire tries proved decisive against Sco(...)

  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(...)

France's Louis Picamoles misses a catch against Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Deflated Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip was left to rue his side’s inability to hold off a France fightback as the sides drew 13-13 in an attrit(...)