Stuart Hogg and Greig Laidlaw celebrate Scotland’s Six Nations win over France. Photograph: Getty

Scotland 29 France 19 Now we can say at last that Scotland are starting to make progress. Not more than one step, but progress nevertheless. After th(...)

France’s Virimi Vakatawa and  Ireland’s Andrew Trimble compete for the ball during their Six Nations clash in Paris. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

It’s hard not to respect Andrew Trimble. We will miss the Ulster winger’s honesty when he eventually stops lacing up boots. “That’s criminal getting (...)

France’s centre Jonathan Danty (C) is tackled during the Six Nations match between France and Italy at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis Photograph: AFP Photo / Thomas Samson

France 23 Italy 21 New head coach Guy Noves was spared an early embarrassment as France came from eight points behind to beat Italy 23-21 in the open(...)

Racing’s players congratulate their captain Dimitri Szarzewski after he scored a try  during the Champions Cup  match against  Glasgow Warriors  at Yves du Manoir. Photograph: Matthieu Alexandre/AFP/Getty Images

Racing 34 Glasgow Warriors 10 Dan Carter kicked 12 points as Racing 92 maintained their unbeaten run in the Champions Cup against Glasgow Warriors. (...)

Racing Metro’s Jonathan Sexton during yesterday’s match against Treviso. Photograph:
Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton kicked 16 points as Racing Metro defeated Benetton Treviso 26-10 at Stadio Comunale di Mongio yesterday. The Ireland outhalf was on ta(...)

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(...)

 Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips has been dropped to the bench for Friday night’s Six Nations game against France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Mike Phillips has been relegated to the Wales bench for Friday’s Six Nations clash against France in Cardiff, with coach Warren Gatland blamin(...)

Nick Easter is challenged by France’s Racing Metro 92 Luc Ducalcon, left, and Karim Ghezal at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes.

Racing Metro 8 Harlequins 32: Nick Evans scored 17 points as Harlequins produced one of their finest performances in Europe to win 32-8 and give them(...)

France’s coach Philippe Saint Andre at yesterday’s captain’s run at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris ahead of their match against New Zealand.

Stuart Lancaster and the rest of the team building Fortress Twickenham will look to Paris this evening for a proper understanding of the task that lie(...)

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(...)