Marcelo Bosch of Saracens kicks the winning penalty during the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-final against Racing Metro 92  at Stade Yves Du Manoir  in Paris. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Racing Metro 11 Saracens 12Sporting history is not littered with too many examples of English teams being saved from oblivion by the boot of an Argent(...)

Winger Andrew Trimble crosses to score Ireland’s  second try during their Six Nations victory at the Stade de France, Paris, France, on Saturday evening. Photograph: PA

Success is failure turned inside out, with France’s sublime final attacking flurry worthy of winning any match. But the hunger in Ireland’s def(...)

In years to come, they may yet refer to Saturday’s game at the Stade de France as the Battle of Saint-Denis. (...)

Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll  after winning the Six Nations title on his last outing in an Ireland jersey. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Brian O’Driscoll couldn’t help poking a bit of fun at himself as he sat among the media in the aftermath of Ireland’s famous win over France at(...)

Cian Healy's selfie of the Championship winning team after the game. He posted the picture on his twitter account @ProperChurch saying ‘Enough is enough’. Photograph: Cian Healy @ProperChurch

France 20 Ireland 22 All hail the chief. Not Brian O’Driscoll nor Paul O’Connell but Jonathan Sexton is central cog in Ireland’s success in Joe(...)

Maxime Machenaud of France: “We’ve been able to show that you can win top-level matches without a set piece and without having clean ball,” he said. “Now we want to show a different face.” Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

As if France needed any more help against Ireland, this year they have something of an inside man. Includi(...)

France’s Yoann Huget goes over for his try in the Six Nations clash against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Scotland 17 France 19: Scotland suffered last-gasp heartache as France snatched a(...)

 Sebastien Vahaamahina, in action here against Wales in Cardiff, has only ten minutes of international experience at flanker. Photograph: Inpho.

Events in Murrayfield tomorrow and Twickenham on Sunday could yet have a major bearing on whether Ireland can kee(...)

Outhalf  Jules Plisson will start his fourth straight game against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre has made seven changes to the team that put in a dismal display against Wales as Les Bleus seek to put thei(...)

Wales’ Richard Hibbard and Taulupe Faletau tackle Pascal Pape of France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wales 27 France 6 Wales achieved a third successive championship vic(...)