France coach Philippe Saint-Andre. “He may  be a practical coach but the French media stone him for his inability to settle upon a team.” Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Only place to begin is at the end of Paris. When the Ides of March were overcome.Sexton had been carted off (not an omen just another reason to avoid (...)

Toulon’s  outhalf Nicolas Sanchez scores a try during the  Champions Cup match against Ulster  at the Stade Félix Mayol. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images

Toulon 60 Ulster 22Steffon Armitage scored a hat-trick as Toulon secured top spot in Champions Cup Pool 3 with a game to spare thanks to a 60-22 bonus(...)

Maxime Mermoz playing for Toulon above, is one of four French changes. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre on Wednesday has named his team to face Argentina at the Stade de France on Saturday.Off-the-back of last weekend’(...)

Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll is tackled by Matt Giteau during the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Toulon at the Felix Mayol Stadium, Toulon. Photograph: Getty Images

The half-time scoreline lied but the final scoreline tells no lies. Leinster were well beaten and could have no c(...)

France’s  Louis Picamoles applauds referee Alain Rolland after the Irish referee showed him a yellow card in the game against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

France coach Phillipe Saint-Andre has made four changes to his starting XV for Saturday evening’s Six Nations clash against Ireland in Paris. T(...)

Toulon’s  outhalf Jonny Wilkinson is challenged by Metro Racing’s Irish fly-half Jonathan Sexton of Racing Metro at the Mayol stadium. Photograph: Getty.

Toulon 41 Racing Metro 14: Jonathan Sexton did little wrong in Toulon last night but his star-studded Racing Metro side was blown away in the battle o(...)