Benjamin Fall

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Israel Folau challenges Peter O’Mahony in the air, an incident which led to a yellow card for the Australian back. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty

The consensus amongst the Australian media was that the three-test series against Ireland was a success on and off the pitch, and while they had misgi(...)

Reiko Ioane scores one of his three second half tries against France. Photograph: Ross Setford/Reuters

New Zealand 49 France 14 Winger Rieko Ioane scored three tries while Damian McKenzie crossed twice in a full display of his attacking abilities as th(...)

Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks on the charge against Anthony Belleau and Uini Atonio of France during the  Test series. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett and loose forward Vaea Fifita will not travel with the team to Dunedin for next week’s third test against France du(...)

France players celebrate at the final whistle of the Six Nations match against England at Stade de France. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

France 22 England 16 Eddie Jones insists England are negotiating an inevitable slump where the “game does not love you” after France handed Ireland t(...)

 Francois Trinh Duc is chased by  Mathieu Bastareaud during a training session at the Maurice David stadium in Aix-en-Provence ahead of Friday’s Six Nations game against Italy in Marseille. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

France coach Jacques Brunel reshuffled his backline as Les Bleus look to end an eight-game winless streak when they face Italy in the Six Nations on F(...)

 Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal in the last play of the game to give Ireland a 15-13 victory at the Stade de France, Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France 13 Ireland 15 The dust having settled on Ireland’s Houdini-esque feat of escapology in the wet and murky air of Stade de France on Saturday ni(...)

Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France 13 Ireland 15 One swing of Johnny Sexton’s right boot has changed everything. Ireland made desperately heavy weather of putting away a gutsy b(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best practices his lineout throws during the Captain’s Run at Stade de France in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Six Nations preview: France v Ireland Venue: Stade de France.  Kick-off: 5.45pm local time/4.45pm Irish time. On TV: Live on TV3 and BBC 1.(...)

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(...)

Leinster’s Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong after the match against Montpellier, which the province won 23-14 at the Altrad Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“There are three kinds of lies,” Benjamin Disraeli may or may not have said, “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Modern politics has shown the dange(...)

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