France’s  Jonathan Danty: “We really thought it was a joke, because it was unthinkable that such a thing should happen.” Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Stade Francais rugby players have gone on strike over a planned merger with rival Parisian club Racing 92, the head of the players’ union told Reuters(...)

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(...)

 Telusa Veainu dives to score one of Leicester’s six tries against Stade Francais. Photograph: Inpho

Leicester Tigers 41 Stade Francais 13 Vereniki Goneva’s try brace helped Leicester Tigers thump woeful Stade Francais 41-13 at Welford Road to book t(...)

France have pulled David Smith (L) out of their squad for Friday’s Six Nations clash with Wales after discovering he was ineligible to play for Les Bleus. Photograph: Afo

France have been forced to pull late call-up David Smith out of their plans for Friday’s Six Nations clash with Wales after discovering he did not qua(...)

Wasps’  Joe Simpson celebrates after scoring a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup play-off first leg match against Stade Francais Paris at Adams Park, High Wycombe, England. Photograph: Getty Images

Wasps 30Stade Français 29Wasps drew first blood in the race to complete next season’s European Champions Cup lineup when Andy Goode landed the(...)