Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci has been picked in France’s preliminary Six Nations squad. (Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Uncapped Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci saw the World Cup door swing invitingly open on Thursday as Philippe Saint-Andre beckoned him into the(...)

France’s Teddy Thomas, scorer of a hat-trick of tries on debut, and Yoann Huget salute supporters after their win  over  Fiji at the Velodrome  in Marseille. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

France 40 Fiji 15Teddy Thomas enjoyed a dream Test debut for France with a hat-trick of tries in Saturday’s 40-15 victory over Fiji in Marseille.The 2(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton goes past the massive figure of Mathieu Bastareaud of France to score a try during last Saturday’s Six Nations Championship finale at the Stade de France in Paris.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having reviewed much of last weekend with Austin Savage and co I finally said goodbye to the Barnhall Basher on Sunday evening. I then headed o(...)

Irish players celebrate at the final whistle after clinching the Six Nations Championship with victory over France at the  Stade de France in  Paris. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Success is a strange feeling. It’s rare and it’s wonderful and you never want it to go away but it also feels a bit unnatural sometimes. You ne(...)

France captain Pascal Pape. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Captain Pascal Pape insists that France care more about finishing their Six Nations campaign in style than silencing the critics. The S(...)

France’s captain Pascal Pape and head coach Philippe Saint-Andre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Scotland v FrancePhilippe Saint-André criticised some of his players for acting like crybabies in Cardiff, moanin(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

 Matt Giteau and Jonny Wilkinson of Toulon. Opinions differ on the impact foreign players are have on the French game.

These are heady days for French domestic rugby. Les Bleus will start the Six Nations against a background of a freshly minted television deal that wil(...)