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Centre Yoram Moefana, who played in the Autumn Nations Cup final against England, was a member of the French under-20s earlier this year. Photograph:  Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images

The admiring tone that greeted the performance of a young French side beaten in extra-time in the Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham by Six Nation(...)

 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 (...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan holds off Connacht’s Caolin Blade. Deegan’s execellent form is rewarded with the number eight jersey. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster v Lyon, RDS, Sunday, 1pm - Live on BT Sport Lyon’s intentions, in as much as they can be gleaned from team selection, appear reasonably clea(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy played two of their interpro derbies over the festive period. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s National Player Management Programme is much admired outside the country, or certainly appears to be given how often it gets an airing from (...)

 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(...)

France’s  Camille Lopez celebrates following the victory over Argentina in the World Cup clash in Tokyo.  Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

France 23 Argentina 21 France begin their World Cup quest safe in the eternal knowledge that nothing about them is certain. They possess all the el(...)

Gael Fickou of France is tackled during the Pool C game between France and Argentina in Tokyo. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Argentina 21 France 23 France survived by riding their luck as much as Camille Lopez’s 70th minute drop goal separated these old rivals in a calamito(...)

Number eight Louis Picamoles has been included in France’s World Cup squad. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Number eight Louis Picamoles will get to finish his international career at the World Cup after he was included in France’s 31-man squad on Monday. T(...)

Antoine Dupont is one of the shining lights of French rugby. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

France Who are they? The old cliché goes, you don’t know which France side is going to turn up - but in recent years it has been fairly easy to pred(...)

Manu Tuilagi celebrates a try against Ireland at Twickenham. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Pool C England - 3rd (9-2) France - 8th (33-1) Argentina - 11th (40-1) USA - 14th (1500-1) Tonga - 15th (1000-1) The Contenders England’s dismantli(...)

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