Gael Fickou

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Johnny Sexton spoke recently about the excellent work being done behind the scenes.  Maybe it’s time to allow the fans to see this. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

I should be writing about the Scotland game. I really should. There are plenty of angles to dive into and examine. An attack shape is developing. Cael(...)

James Ryan and Maro Itoje compete for the ball during the 2020  Six Nations match at Twickenham back in February. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Autumn Nations Cup: England v Ireland, Twickenham, Saturday, 3pm – Live on RTÉ One and Channel 4 If ever a game was as much about the performance as (...)

French outhalf Romain Ntamack makes a break past Ireland fullback Jacob Stockdale during the Six Nations game at the Stade de France. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

While the court of public opinion appears to have made their verdict, Andy Farrell and his assistant coaches will be weighing up whether to stick or t(...)

France’s Anthony Bouthier knocks on the ball as Ireland’s  Hugo Keenan looks to catch it during the Six Nations match at the Stade de France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Paris – the match is in its 18th minute, Ireland are pounding the French line in the familiar pick and drive version of the Eton Wall Game. Caelan Dor(...)

France outhalf Romain Ntamack in action during the Six Nations game against Ireland at the Stade de France. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

15 Anthony Bouthier (France) The 28-year-old climbed from fourth tier to ProD2 with Vannes until signed by Montpellier last year. Marked debut agains(...)

 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 (...)

CJ Stander tries to halt Antoine Dupont during Ireland’s Six Nations defeat in Paris. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

France 35 Ireland 27 Despite playing well and appearing to be the better team for much of the first-half, Ireland’s tilt at the 2020 Six Nations titl(...)

The magnificent Stade de France will be empty on Saturday night. No brass bands beating out “Allez les Bleus.” No smuggled roosters will be liberated onto the hallowed turf and no cigar smoke. File photograph: Getty Images

Some days truly shine with the excitement of possibility. For the Irish National team, today is one of those beautiful days. The opportunity to win i(...)

Gaël Fickou has been moved from centre to the left wing by France for Saturday’s Six Nations game against Ireland. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

In what is perhaps a nod to Ireland’s kicking game, and especially the threat posed by the box-kicking of Conor Murray despite it being kept under wra(...)

Robbie Henshaw carries the ball during Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s just as well Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose have built strong relationships with each other given the musical chairs which all man(...)

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