Jacques Brunel

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Rieko Ioane scores for New Zealand during the first Test against France at Eden Park in Auckland. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

New Zealand 52 France 11 A questionable yellow card to France lock Paul Gabrillagues allowed New Zealand to score three quick tries and set up a thum(...)

France coach Jacques Brunel at a press conference in Auckland ahead of his side’s clash with the All Blacks on Saturday. Photograph:  Fiona Goodall/AFP/Getty Images

The outcome of Saturday’s first Test between the All Blacks and France could well be determined by who copes best with their lengthy injury lists as b(...)

Nine Irish players have been included in our team of the tournament. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

When it comes to picking the team of the tournament there’s a temptation to pick 15 Irish players. Their collective performance in winning five from f(...)

Eddie Jones: “It is the first time we have had the team together after a loss. How we respond to it is important.” Photograph: Olly Greenwood/AFP/Getty

France v England, Stade de France, Saturday, 4.45pm, (TV3, BBC1) By the time England emerge from the dressing rooms at the cavernous Stade de France(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud powers over to score France’s third try in their win over Italy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

France 34 Italy 17 Hugo Bonneval’s second-half try proved pivotal as France ended their nine-match winless run and left Italy facing another Six Nati(...)

Italy head  Conor O’Shea:  “I hope we can offer ourselves and our fans a performance to be proud of.” Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Conor O’Shea wants Italy to learn from their mistakes when the Six Nations Championship enters new territory on Friday. The Azzurri head to Marseille(...)

 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(...)

Teddy Thomas has been one of the stars of the opening two rounds of the Six Nations. Photograph:  Christophe Simon/AFP

France have dropped a number of players for “inappropriate behaviour” after Sunday’s defeat by Scotland in Edinburgh. Head coach Jacques Brunel has a(...)

France head coach Jacques Brunel. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Police have questioned French rugby players in connection with a report of a sexual assault. Police Scotland said they spoke to a number of potential(...)

Greig Laidlaw of Scotland kicks a penalty during their Six Nations win over France. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Scotland 32 France 26 This will hardly have them dreaming of a first championship of the century, but Scotland are back on track at least. They were (...)

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