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(...)

France’s Yoann Huget springs clear to score a try against Scotland at Murrayfield. France will profit if they create overlap opportunities. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Where are France tactically? A French match-day squad with six forwards and two backs on the bench are intent on a forward battle. But, they ar(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

France captain Thierry Dusautoir leaves the pitch with teammate Mathieu Bastareaud. Photograph: Nigel Marple/Reuters

New Zealand outhalf Daniel Carter kicked 14 points as the All Blacks ground out a flattering victory over France in New Plymouth this morning to compl(...)

  Mathieu Bastareaud in action against Ireland last weekend.  Photograph: Colm O'Neill/Inpho

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made three changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations meeting with Scotland in Paris. T(...)