France coach Guy Novès: “I hope  the players are aware Italy have got this match marked down.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

France coach Guy Novès has warned his players that they are in no position to act high and mighty against Italy in Rome on Saturday. Defeats to Irela(...)

There are three changes to the French team to play Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

France have made three changes to their starting line-up for the RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium, the French Rugby Federation ha(...)

 Josh van der Flier leaves the field  during Leinster’s game with Edinburgh on Friday. His shoulder injury is expected to keep him out of the rest of the Six Nations. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In stark contrast to previous meetings between Ireland and France, the two squads continue their preparations for next Saturday’s pivotal round-three (...)

Australia outhalf Bernard Foley  runs in to score his side’s second try during the international match against  France at Stade de France  in Paris. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

France 23 Australia 25 France missed an injury-time drop goal as stand-in outhalf Bernard Foley inspired Australia to a 25-23 win at the Stade de Fra(...)

France’s left wing Virimi Vakatawa  celebrates after scoring his third try in the game against Samoa  at the Stadium Municipal in Toulouse. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

France 52 Samoa 8 France performed a demolition job on Samoa in Toulouse on Saturday, scoring seven tries in a 52-8 romp, but they lost outhalf Franc(...)

Bernard Le Roux and Dan Carter embrace after Racing 92’s win over Toulon. Photograph: AFP

Racing 92 19 Toulon 16 Toulon’s three season reign as the champions of Europe is over after they were beaten in their Champions Cup quarter-final by (...)

Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci has been picked in France’s preliminary Six Nations squad. (Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Uncapped Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci saw the World Cup door swing invitingly open on Thursday as Philippe Saint-Andre beckoned him into the(...)