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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. (...)

The men’s and women’s captains at the launch of the Guinness Six Nations Championship in London on Wednesday. From left:   Siwan Lillicrap (Wales),  Giada Franco (Italy),  Luca Bigi (Italy),  Stuart Hogg (Scotland),  Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales),  Sarah Hunter (England),  Charles Ollivon (France),  Owen Farrell (England),  Gaëlle Hermet (France), Ciara Griffin (Ireland) and  Rachel Malcolm (Scotland).  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

With four new coaches, predicting the winner of this Six Nations is a tricky business. We have very little information on what game plan the new coach(...)

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 (...)

Referee Jaco Peyper shows Sebastien Vahaamahina a red card during France’s Rugby World Cup defeat to Wales. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA

World Rugby is investigating the circumstances around a photo of referee Jaco Peyper in which he appears to mock the elbow to the head that earned Fra(...)

Antoine Dupont starts for France against Wales. Photograph: Gabriel bouys/AFP/Getty

Scrumhalf dangerman Antoine Dupont is fit for France’s World Cup quarter-final against Wales on Sunday. Dupont, who Wales head coach Warren Gatland b(...)

Gael Fickou of France is tackled during the Pool C game between France and Argentina in Tokyo. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Argentina 21 France 23 France survived by riding their luck as much as Camille Lopez’s 70th minute drop goal separated these old rivals in a calamito(...)

France’s inside centre Romain Ntamack runs with ball during a training session at the Tokyo stadium ahead of their World Cup opener against Argentina. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP

World Cup  Pool C: France v Argentina, Tokyo stadium, Saturday Saturday, 8.15am Irish time. Live on Eir Sport and ITV Nobody knows. Such is the (...)

Number eight Louis Picamoles has been included in France’s World Cup squad. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Number eight Louis Picamoles will get to finish his international career at the World Cup after he was included in France’s 31-man squad on Monday. T(...)

France wing Alivereti Raka  dives across the line to score a try during the  Rugby World Cup warm-up  match against Scotland  at the Allianz Riviera stadium, in Nice. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images

France 32 Scotland 3 Gregor Townsend admits Scotland have work to do to get their World Cup preparations back on track after being dismantled by Fra(...)

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(...)

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