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 Stuart McInally celebrates scoring Scotland’s third try in their win over France. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Scotland 28 France 17 France’s hopes of their first Grand Slam in a decade were ended by their own undiscipline and by a Scotland side whose strong d(...)

Vastly experienced Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will lead a starting line-up for Saturday’s match containing a Six Nations record of 859 caps. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales v France, Principality Stadium, Saturday, 4.45pm - Virgin Media BBC 1 There was an echo of the Warren Gatland era this week when the prop Wyn (...)

France’s Grégory Alldritt against England in Paris.  He is not the most powerful eight in the world, but he regularly finds a weak shoulder or gaps to make additional yards.   Photograph:   EPA/Yoan Valat

At the 2020 Guinness Six Nations launch, Fabien Galthié spoke of the French team’s desire to reconnect with the French public through shared emotions (...)

France’s Teddy Thomas and Charles Ollivon celebrate after Ollivon scored a try against England in their Six Nations match at the Stade de France on Sunday. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

The Six Nations is on. A young, remodelled France, announced themselves as overdue contenders again for the first time in a decade, blew the 2020 Guin(...)

Teddy Thomas and Charles Ollivon celebrate after the France captain scored his side’s second try at the Stade de France. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty/AFP

France 24 England 17 When Eddie Jones talked recently about England looking to become the greatest team the world has ever seen, this was not the sta(...)

France’s   Fijian centre Virimi Vakatawa,  who was almost unplayable,  celebrates scoring  a try for Racing92 against Saracens. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

One of these days we might go a whole 24 hours without mentioning the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Ireland’s quarter-final exit. But not just yet. Here’s(...)

 Saracens’ celebrate with the trophy after beating Leinster in last year’s final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Pool 1 Leinster Coach: Leo Cullen. Captain: Johnny Sexton. Last season: Runners-up. How they qualified: Pro 14 champions. Key man: Sexton is the(...)

South Africa’s Makazole Mapimpi, Faf de Klerk and Lukhanyo Am all had excellent tournaments. Photograph: Inpho

15 Beauden Barrett (New Zealand) It’s too reactive to say that Barrett’s switch to fullback didn’t work on the basis of their semi-final exit, as Eng(...)

Jaco Peyper awards Ross Moriarty’s try. Photograph:  Christophe Ena/AP

Wales 20 France 19 Wales are into the semi-finals of the World Cup but only after one of the crazier quarter-finals of modern times. With six minutes(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland: The message we’ve been driving into the players is you’ve got two choices: we are either going home on Monday or we are here until the end of the tournament. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby World Cup quarter-final: Wales v France, Oita Stadium, Sunday, 8.15am Irish time. Live: RTÉ2, Eir Sport 1, UTV. How to follow: The Irish Times l(...)

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