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 Francois Trinh Duc is chased by  Mathieu Bastareaud during a training session at the Maurice David stadium in Aix-en-Provence ahead of Friday’s Six Nations game against Italy in Marseille. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

France coach Jacques Brunel reshuffled his backline as Les Bleus look to end an eight-game winless streak when they face Italy in the Six Nations on F(...)

 Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal in the last play of the game to give Ireland a 15-13 victory at the Stade de France, Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France 13 Ireland 15 The dust having settled on Ireland’s Houdini-esque feat of escapology in the wet and murky air of Stade de France on Saturday ni(...)

Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France 13 Ireland 15 One swing of Johnny Sexton’s right boot has changed everything. Ireland made desperately heavy weather of putting away a gutsy b(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best practices his lineout throws during the Captain’s Run at Stade de France in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Six Nations preview: France v Ireland Venue: Stade de France.  Kick-off: 5.45pm local time/4.45pm Irish time. On TV: Live on TV3 and BBC 1.(...)

Ireland’s Rory Best speaks at a press conference ahead of the Six Nations match against France. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Ireland go into Saturday’s Six Nations opener in Paris in the unusual, and perhaps even uncomfortable position, of six point favourites, assuredly a f(...)

Matthieu Jalibert will make his France debut against Ireland. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP

French coach Jacques Brunel couldn’t be accused of adopting a conservative approach after handing debuts to 19-year-old outhalf Matthieu Jalibert and (...)

Clermont scrumhalf Morgan Parra has been recalled to the French squad.  Photograph: Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/Getty Images

France have recalled scrumhalf Morgan Parra with head coach Jacques Brunel also naming six uncapped players in a 32-man squad for the Six Nations, whi(...)

Leinster prop forward Jack McGrath is tackled by Cedric Garcia during yesterday’s match in the south of France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Caster 16 Leinster 21 It’s easy in the cheap seats, and they were also a lot cooler than a battleground bathed in 20-degree sunshine, but as (...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan kicks a penalty during the European Rugby Champions Cup clash against Castres at  Stade Pierre Antoine. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Castres 16 Leinster 21It’s easy in the cheap seats, and they were also altogether cooler than on a pitch bathed in sunshine amid temperatures in the m(...)

Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip is tackled by Castres’ Richie Gray during the European Rugby Champions Cup game at   Stade Pierre Antoine. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip admitted his side made it hard on themselves in claiming back to back victories in the European Rugby Champions Cup as (...)

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