La Rochelle

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Matthieu Jalibert will make his France debut against Ireland. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP

French coach Jacques Brunel couldn’t be accused of adopting a conservative approach after handing debuts to 19-year-old outhalf Matthieu Jalibert and (...)

France flyhalf Anthony Belleau in action against South Africa in November. Belleau is among the youngsters in the squad that could pose a threat in the Six Nations. Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

“I think the French are in a mess,” observed Ronan O’Gara as bluntly as ever at his first press conference in his new guise as the Crusaders back coac(...)

Stephen Donald: The New Zealander should be available to hook up with Ulster when the Guinness Pro14 campaign resumes in February. Photograph:Photosport/Bruce Lim/Inpho

Ulster are set to announce the short-term signing of All Black World Cup winner Stephen Donald to fill the void at out-half when Christian Leali’ifano(...)

Dan Leavy: fit again and looking forward to pushing for a place in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland side. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Last April Dan Leavy edged out Ireland’s Josh van der Flier and Rhys Ruddock to earn a start in the back row at blindside alongside Jack Conan and Se(...)

  Racing 92  assistant coach Ronan O’Gara: “We need to get more stability, build our base and get more consistent performances.” Photograph:   Bryan Keane/Inpho

He knows what to expect better than anyone, all the more so having been back here with Racing last January, and having again been granted more influen(...)

Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy competes at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta. File photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With three weeks remaining before the start of this year’s 72,000km Volvo Ocean Race, future plans for the event originally known as the Whitbread Rou(...)

“You definitely need a good level of French.” Helen Grant and her husband, Adrian,  moved to France

Sunshine, a 35-hour working week, wine, cheese, croissants, baguettes, a lower cost of living, miles of tempting, clean, coastline – how many of us ha(...)

Cork Airport said  all markets grew last year, but the biggest expansion in percentage terms was on German routes

Norwegian Air International could begin selling tickets for its proposed US flights from Cork next month, according to the airport. The Irish-based (...)

The flights to Nantes will be weekly. Photograph: iStock

Cityjet will begin flights from Cork to Nantes and La Rochelle in France this weekend as part of its summer schedule. The regional airline, which rec(...)

Cyclists stop to admire the view at an Italian lake. Cycling holidays abroad can take in everything from cycling for pleasure and food to training for a race. Photograph: Thinkstock

Enjoy the highlights of a region by seeing it from the saddle. There is no other mode of transport that will get you more close up to your holiday de(...)

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