Connacht’s Jack Carty in action against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Racing 26 Connacht 22 European rugby continues to compel and confound as Connacht once again stepped onto the big stage and came within a score of p(...)

 France’s scrumhalf Antoine Dupont makes a break   during the Six Nations  clash against Ireland at the Stade de France, in Saint Denis,  Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

France 35 Ireland 27 This was an odd, fluctuating affair which was both encouraging from an Irish perspective but also a little sobering. They went (...)

France’s Gregory Alldritt is presented with the Six Nations Player of the Match award by his captain Charles Ollivon. Photograph: Inpho

15 Anthony Bouthier Leaped over Andrew Conway and offloaded despite Robbie Henshaw’s embrace to spark Ntamack’s try, which more than atoned for a si(...)

French scrumhalf Antoine Dupont during a training session ahead of the Six Nations game agaibst Ireland. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

15 Anthony Bouthier Club: Montpellier Age: 28 Height: 6’ Weight: 86kgs (13st 10lbs) Caps: 5 Points: 5 He has passed the return to play protocols to t(...)

Paul O’Connell: ‘If Ireland can go to Paris, for the first time ever score four tries, get a bonus point and win the game it would give everyone [the] belief to kick on and stick at what they’re doing’

Paul O’Connell believes that if Andy Farrell’s Ireland team claims a Six Nations Championship title in the Stade de France on Saturday night, it will (...)

France lock Bernard Le Roux tackles Wales’ number eight Taulupe Faletau during the autumn international  at the Stade de France. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

France lock Bernard Le Roux has been cleared to play against Ireland in Saturday night’s Six Nations clash at the Stade de France after a disciplinary(...)

Johnny Sexton during Ireland’s training session at the  IRFU High Performance Centre at Abbotstown. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Whatever else, akin to Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, Johnny Sexton will always have Paris. Given he played two years there with Racing 92, it’s perha(...)

French scumhalf Antoine Dupont celebrates with try scorer Charles Ollivon and  Teddy Thomas during the game against Wales at the Stade de France. Photograph:  Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

France have just embarked upon a revised six-game, end-of-year schedule which sparked such a ferocious row between the federation (FFR) and the clubs (...)

Garry Ringrose: sustained a broken jaw in Saturday’s 50-17 win over Italy and so will miss the game against France in Paris next Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/EPA

The scale of the task facing Ireland in an empty Stade de France next Saturday night was laid bare by France’s friendly win over Wales on Saturday nig(...)

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 (...)

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