Fabien Galthie

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Ireland  attack coach Mike Catt   must feel like Elizabeth Taylor’s seventh husband. He knows what to do, he is just not sure he can make it stimulating or entertaining. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

At the Battle of Cannae on the Adriatic coast of Italy, in 216 BC, the legendary Carthaginian General Hannibal defeated the largest Roman army ever as(...)

Andy Farrell’s Ireland resume their Six Nations campaign at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The 2020 Six Nations Championship feels like it belongs to a different time, a different age. When Ireland began their campaign with a win over Scotla(...)

Six Nations 19/3/2000 France vs IrelandBrian O'Driscoll is surrounded by teamates�INPHO/Billy Stickland

There’s not much to celebrate these days but March 19th 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most seismic and memorable days in the history o(...)

The red card for Manu Tuilagi was indisputably correct, despite Eddie Jones’ “absolute rubbish” protests. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sadly, and wisely, there was no game for Ireland in Rome. But the fare on offer in Twickenham would have better suited the Coliseum. Too often England(...)

Ireland’s clash with France at the Stade de France will definitely go ahead, according to the FFR. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s fifth round Six Nations clash away to France on March 14th will definitely go ahead despite the spread of the coronavirus, the French Rugby (...)

Alun Wyn Jones is confident Dan Biggar will line out against England on Saturday. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has tried to ease fears outhalf Dan Biggar will not be fit enough to feature against England and insisted the Grand Slam (...)

France head coach Fabien Galthie is not happy with comments made about his team’s scrum. Photograph: Getty Images

France coach Fabien Galthie described Wales prop Wyn Jones’s allegations that Les Bleus would cheat at the scrum in their Six Nations clash on Saturda(...)

Ireland have won both of their Six Nations fixtures under Andy Farrell. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Okay, it may be stretching things to say that this revived Irish team has drawn a line entirely under the events of 2019 and the World Cup by dint of (...)

Romain Ntamack celebrates after scoring France’s fourth try against Italy. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

France 35 Italy 22 France moved top of the Six Nations standings as they claimed a bonus point in an otherwise unimpressive 35-22 defeat of a weak It(...)

Montpellier’s Arthur Vincent will start for France in their Six Nations meeting with Italy. Photo: Pascal Guyot/AFP via Getty Images

Six Nations: France v Italy Kick-off: 3pm, Sunday. Venue: Stade de France. On TV: Live on Virgin Media One and ITV. France coach Fabien Galthie has (...)

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