Antoine Dupont

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James Low dives to score Leinster’s opening try against Toulouse. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Leinster 30 Toulouse 12 Under a sky of blue, and amid a sea of blue, Leinster saw off the dangerous and spirited challenge of Toulouse in a manner th(...)

Toulouse players celebrate their dramatic  Top 14 victory over Clermont  at the Municipal Stadium last week. Sofiane Guitoune scored  a try in the 79th minute to seal a 47-44 win. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty

Champions Cup semi-finals: Leinster v Toulouse Kick off: 3.15pm, Sunday. Venue: Aviva Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will start fro(...)

Simon Zebo reacts after Racing 92’s defeat to Toulouse. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Racing 92 21 Toulouse 22 Toulouse, reduced to 14 men midway through the opening half, bravely held off hosts Racing 92 to win 22-21 in an all-French (...)

Damian Penaud   scores France’s third try despite the efforts of  Italy’s  Edoardo Padovani  during the Six Nations match  at Stadio Olimpico  in Rome. Photograph: Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Italy 14 France 25 Italy’s losing sequence in the Six Nations extended to a record 22 matches but France were pushed all the way before prevailing 25(...)

Garry Ringrose has started to take a leadership role for Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leaders Ryan and Ringrose Leaders are made not born, so they say, but James Ryan looks to be bucking that trend as well as everything else. He always(...)

Ireland’s wing, Keith Earls,  runs in their fourth try during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP

The old adage that “forwards win matches and backs decide by how match” might have left Ireland’s pack feeling a little shortchanged if they cared to (...)

Felix Lambey was the standout player in a poor French performance. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

15 Thomas Ramos - Three turnovers in the first half and beaten in the air by Garry Ringrose that could have led to a try; looked spooked and unsure at(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls celebrates his try with CJ Stander and Conor Murray during the Six Nations clash against France. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 26 France 14 With France having found their mojo last time out against Scotland, Ireland put that result in perspective by also finding their(...)

Jordan Larmour of Ireland in action during the Six Nations win over France. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Being a creative artist amid such regimented and structural excellence cannot be easy. On the hour mark, with spoils divvied and the holy trinity of (...)

French supporters at the Six Nations Championship Round 3 match between France and Scotland at  Stade de France, Paris, in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I have little doubt that over the next two years this French team’s performance curve will move steadily upwards. That’s because there is excellent ru(...)

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