Fabien Galthie

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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(...)

Ulster’s John Cooney kicks a  conversion in their win against Munster. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Morgan Parra has been impressed by the performances of John Cooney during this season’s Heineken Champions Cup and the former French international sta(...)

Racing92’s Fijian centre Virimi Vakatawa  is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring  a try against Saracens last weekend. Photograph:  Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty

Don’t book flights to Marseilles just yet. At least wait until we see how Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht cope with the incoming Top 14 clubs. (...)

Players clash on the pitch late in the European Champions Cup  clash  between Northampton Saints and Lyon at Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton. Photograph Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Leinster will draw on the memories of their Heineken Champions Cup defeat to Toulouse in round two of last season’s tournament in a bid to avoid a sim(...)

South Africa’s flanker Siya Kolisi lifts the Webb Ellis Cup as they celebrate winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup final against  England in Yokohama. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

Way, way back in time, circa mid-September 2019, the common perception was that this World Cup would be the most open of the nine to date. Now that it(...)

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(...)

France’s inside centre Romain Ntamack runs with ball during a training session at the Tokyo stadium ahead of their World Cup opener against Argentina. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP

World Cup  Pool C: France v Argentina, Tokyo stadium, Saturday Saturday, 8.15am Irish time. Live on Eir Sport and ITV Nobody knows. Such is the (...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray, Rory Best, James Ryan, Jordan Larmour and Sean O’Brien during the Six Nations game against England at  the Aviva Stadium In February. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Over the past month international coaches in both hemispheres have implemented tactics to nullify rushing defences. New Zealand and Australia are sele(...)

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(...)

 Mathieu Bastareaud has been left out of France’s Rugby World Cup squad. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mathieu Bastareaud will not be part of this year’s rugby World Cup after the Toulon centre was left out of France’s 37-man squad on Tuesday. Bastarea(...)

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