Guy Noves

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Munster’s Kenyon Knox celebrates winning a penalty against Connacht during the Pro14 clash at the  Sportsground last December. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

So, how was the Bundesliga for you? For sure, not all rugby supporters are also football fans, much less of the German top flight, but with rugby in m(...)

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 (...)

New Franch coach Fabien Galthié with his new captain Charles Ollivon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Overview When France last won the Grand Slam in 2010, you would have got generous odds on them waiting at least another decade for their next title. (...)

RBS 6 Nations Championship, Twickenham:  England vs Ireland and  Ireland’s Stuart McCloskey debut. Photograph:  INPHO/Dan Sheridan

CJ Stander, Ultan Dillane, Stuart McCloskey, Josh van der Flier, Finlay Bealham, Niall Scannell, Andrew Conway, Jordan Larmour and Jack Carty share a (...)

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(...)

The FFR has been ordered to pay €1 million to Guy Noves (left) for wrongful dismissal. Photograph: Getty Images

Former France coach Guy Noves is entitled to €1 million in compensation for wrongful dismissal by the national rugby federation. The FFR alleged Nove(...)

 Ronan O’Gara during a training session with the Crusaders in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Media reports have indicated that French Rugby Federation (FFR) president, Bernard Laporte is looking to add Ronan O’Gara and Fabien Galthie to the Fr(...)

France’s outhalf Romain Ntamack scores his side’s first try of the game against Scotland during the Six Nations victory  at the Stade De France, Paris. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Beware a becalmed France. Ireland’s next opponents on Sunday (kick-off 3pm) in the 2019 Six Nations arrive in such a new-found sense of relative cont(...)

Nigel Owens awards England a penalty try against France as Geoffrey Doumatrou contests the decision. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

Cost of a penalty try too high It’s a personal grumble but it is time for World Rugby to re-examine and possibly rethink the sport’s ultimate double (...)

Toulouse’s Romain Ntamack could be set for his international breakthrough. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Team: France Prospects Mercurial, maverick, brittle, combustible, thrilling and frustrating - it is hard to be sure which France will turn up, but t(...)

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