In years to come, they may yet refer to Saturday’s game at the Stade de France as the Battle of Saint-Denis. (...)

Cian Healy's selfie of the Championship winning team after the game. He posted the picture on his twitter account @ProperChurch saying ‘Enough is enough’. Photograph: Cian Healy @ProperChurch

France 20 Ireland 22 All hail the chief. Not Brian O’Driscoll nor Paul O’Connell but Jonathan Sexton is central cog in Ireland’s success in Joe(...)

France’s Yoann Huget springs clear to score a try against Scotland at Murrayfield. France will profit if they create overlap opportunities. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Where are France tactically? A French match-day squad with six forwards and two backs on the bench are intent on a forward battle. But, they ar(...)

France’s  Louis Picamoles applauds referee Alain Rolland after the Irish referee showed him a yellow card in the game against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

France coach Phillipe Saint-Andre has made four changes to his starting XV for Saturday evening’s Six Nations clash against Ireland in Paris. T(...)

French captain Pascal Pape. Photograph:  Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Stade Francais fly-half Jules Plisson will make his France debut in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against England.The 22-year-old has won Les Bleu(...)

The  Exeter players show their disappointment at the final whistle after the 14-9 defeat at Sandy Park. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Outhalf Johnny Wilkinson, who had already missed 11 points, landed a 30-metre drop goal five minutes from time as holders Toulon moved to the top of H(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud of RC Toulon is tackled by Aurelien Rougerie of ASM Clermont Auvergne during the Heineken Cup Final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and RC Toulon at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo:  Rob Munro

The smile is never far away from Mathieu Bastareaud’s lips, whether indulging in some badinage at the post match press conference or simply ma(...)

Toulon’s  Delon Armitage dives in for the decisive try after outrunning  Brock James of Clermont Auvergne in the Heineken Cup final  at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Toulon 16 Clermont Auvergne 15: Did Clermont Auvergne freeze once again in sight of the winning post? That’s the accusation they’ll face as they co(...)

Vern Cotter: “For us, it is about being able to get fast ball, play a high tempo, keep them moving. That’s our basic game plan.” Photograph: Inpho

It’s easy to see how Vern Cotter and Joe Schmidt worked as a partnership. Unannounced and apologetically, we came at the 51-year-old New Zealan(...)

 Maxime Medard of France celebrates after scoring a try during the Six Nations match against Scotland at Stade de France. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

France finally collected their first win of the Six Nations campaign at the Stade de France as two quickfire tries proved decisive against Sco(...)

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