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Emmanuel Macron with National Assembly speaker François de Rugy. Mr Macron replaced ecology minister Nicolas Hulot with Mr de Rugy on Tuesday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron chose continuity and loyalty over change when he ordered the smallest possible cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, replaci(...)

 French supporters celebrate on the Champs-Élysées after  their team’s victory over Croatia in the  World Cup  final. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

France’s young, World Cup-winning soccer team staged a victorious homecoming parade on Monday in an open-top bus down the Champs-Élysées, as hundreds (...)

Ireland, France and South Africa’s bidding teams made their presentations to the World Rugby Council last Monday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As we enter the decisive home straight in the three-way contest to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the prize at stake is simply enormous. Aside from th(...)

 A view of Ireland’s proposal. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If their press conferences at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington were any yardstick whatsoever, the Irish bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was c(...)

Dick Spring (Ireland 2023 Bid Chairman), Philip Browne (Chief Executive IRFU), and Brian O’Driscoll arrive at the 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid Presentation in Royal Garden Hotel, South Kensington, London. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to Ireland’s bid to host the World Cup in 2023. Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar revealed th(...)

 Ireland’s Rugby World Cup    bid ambassador Brian O’Driscoll; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; and Ireland 2023 oversight board chairman   Dick Spring. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Monday marks another significant landmark in the three-way battle between Ireland, South Africa and France for the right to host the 2023 World Cup. T(...)

Bernard Laporte: allegedly intervened on behalf of Mohed Altrad and Montpellier. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron’s decision to withdraw from France’s delegation to World Rugby in London on September 25th is the latest bodyblow in (...)