French scrumhalf Antoine Dupont is the 2020 Six Nations Player of the Championship. Photograph: Getty Images

Antoine Dupont has become the first ever Frenchman to be named the Six Nations Player of the Championship. Ireland’s CJ Stander was among the shortl(...)

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 (...)

France’s Gregory Alldritt is presented with the Six Nations Player of the Match award by his captain Charles Ollivon. Photograph: Inpho

15 Anthony Bouthier Leaped over Andrew Conway and offloaded despite Robbie Henshaw’s embrace to spark Ntamack’s try, which more than atoned for a si(...)

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(...)

It’s not only about losing people over 50 – a definite risk by moving off terrestrial TV – it’s about catching and keeping the attention of those under 20. Photograph: Dave Winter/Icon Sport

It was Robert Kennedy who said: “There is a Chinese curse which says ‘may he live in interesting times’. Like it or not we live in interesting times. (...)

James Ryan cuts a dejected figure after the defeat to England at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Twickenham can be daunting. And, when you’re on the receiving end of a comprehensive drubbing, it’s a very difficult place to be. We were assured tha(...)

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(...)

France’s Grégory Alldritt against England in Paris.  He is not the most powerful eight in the world, but he regularly finds a weak shoulder or gaps to make additional yards.   Photograph:   EPA/Yoan Valat

At the 2020 Guinness Six Nations launch, Fabien Galthié spoke of the French team’s desire to reconnect with the French public through shared emotions (...)

France’s  Camille Lopez celebrates following the victory over Argentina in the World Cup clash in Tokyo.  Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

France 23 Argentina 21 France begin their World Cup quest safe in the eternal knowledge that nothing about them is certain. They possess all the el(...)

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