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(...)

Racing Metro outhalf Jonathan Sexton passes the ball  during the Top 14 quarter-final match against Toulouse at   Stade Ernest Wallon  in Toulouse. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)

Toulouse 16 Racing Metro 21: Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton kicked Racing Metro to a famous victory over Toulouse at the Stade Ernest Wallon as he la(...)

Peter O’Mahony: returns after injury to captain Munster. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Toulouse v Munster Thomond Park, 1.30, Live Sky Sports 2 Munster and Toulouse share a lavish history in the Heineken Cup; four homilies to s(...)

Yoann Huget bowls over Brian O’Driscoll during France’s Six Nations decider against Ireland. The Toulouse man will feature at fullback against Munster.

Munster will face many threats in their quarter-final clash with Toulouse on Saturday but none seem more evident than Yoann Huget. Ma(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens could face Ulster this weekend. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Toulouse prop Census Johnston has been ruled out of the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Munster at Thomond Park (1.30pm) on Saturday. (...)

Munster coach Rob Penney: “The momentum can shift on a couple of calls and in those tight game they do.” Photograph: Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney delivered a scathing rebuke yesterday of Northern Hemisphere refereeing, with a particular emphasis on the Scottish and It(...)

Peter O’Mahony: “He trained well today but not fully. Hopefully by the end of the week he’ll be right.”

Peter O’Mahony’s involvement in Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against four-time champions Toulouse is dependent on the Munster captain (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Morgan Parra in action for France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne scrumhalf Morgan Parra has been ruled out of next week’s Six Nations clash in Scotland after the French League (LNR) suspend(...)