Fabien Galthie

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URC chief executive Martin Anayi: ‘We’re loathe to change the season’s structure too much.’ Photograph:  Getty Images

The organisers of the United Rugby Championship (URC) and the unions of the five competing countries, including the IRFU, appear to be on something of(...)

 Eddie Jones will leave his role as England coach after next year’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

English Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney has revealed that an English candidate would be the overwhelming preference to replace Eddie(...)

Once again the Aviva atmosphere paled by comparison to Stade de France or Twickenham. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Six Nations has its imperfections. Most obviously, there’s the odd number of games, but the only way of rectifying that is with a 10-game, home-an(...)

France’s players after winning the grand slam by beating old rivals England. Photograph: Getty Images

A little after 11pm at a euphoric sweat-sodden Stade de France, the lights finally went out on this remarkable French side. The stadium was plunged in(...)

Melvyn Jaminet: kicks goals with the same side-eye accuracy as Jonny Wilkinson. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

It is only three years ago, having just watched France throw away a 16-0 interval lead to Wales in Paris, that the former Les Bleus flanker and multip(...)

 Stuart Hogg and his Scottish team need a big performance in Dublin. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The current Scottish squad is littered with more talent than any other Scotland team since the beginning of the professional era. Frustratingly for th(...)

 Tomas Francis suffered a head injury midway through the first half of Wales’s defeat against England at Twickenham 11 days ago.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Wayne Pivac says that Wales have “gone the extra mile” in involving an independent concussion specialist surrounding detailed assessment of prop Tomas(...)

If Ireland go out in the quarter-finals in 2023 it will be for the 10th consecutive time. Photo: Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images

“This is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard IRFU airlines, Flight RWC 2023. After take-off, I will drag this old crate up to an altitude high enoug(...)

 Ireland’s Joey Carbery in action against France at the Stade de France, Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In social psychology, group narcissism is defined as “the tendency to exaggerate the importance of a group to which one belongs.” Last Saturday before(...)

Ireland’s Joey Carbery in action against France during the Six Nations clash at the Stade de France. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

The manner in which the Six Nations match at the Stade de France panned out brought to mind a boxing analogy, the famous heavyweight clash of Muhammad(...)

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