Richie Mo’unga will start at outhalf for New Zealand in Saturday night’s match against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

Richie Mo’unga will start at outhalf for New Zealand in their autumn international series Test against France in Paris on Saturday after Beauden Barre(...)

France’s outhalf Matthieu Jalibert scores a try against Georgia. Photograph:  Romain Perrocheau/Getty Images

France geared up for next weekend’s eagerly-awaited clash with New Zealand by labouring to a 41-15 victory over Georgia in Bordeaux on Sunday. Les Bl(...)

Robbie Henshaw is one of four Leinster players to be nominated for the EPCR European Player of the Year 2021 award. File photograph: Inpho

Four Leinster players have made the list of 15 nominees for the EPCR European Player of the Year 2021 award. Irish internationals Tadhg Furlong, Robb(...)

Sale Sharks’ AJ MacGinty scores his side’s third try during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Llanelli  at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph:  Bradley Collyer/PA Wire

Sale Sharks booked a Champions Cup quarter-final trip to Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle after crushing the Scarlets 57-14 in Llanelli. Sale’s first Europ(...)

England’s Maro Itoje scores a try to beat France at Twickenham. Photograph: PA

England 23 France 20 An utterly compelling and at times scintillating game of rugby, particularly in the first half, was settled in England’s favour (...)

France’s Gregory Alldritt is tackled by Billy Burns of Ireland during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France are growing before our eyes but Ireland assisted the process. Ending a 10-year winless streak in Dublin removes another millstone from around t(...)

France’s Mohamed Haouas receives an offload from Gregory Alldritt during the Six Nations game against Ireland at the Avivs Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just over 10 minutes into last Sunday’s game at the Aviva Stadium, after one of innumerable strong carries by Gregory Alldritt, his fellow backrower A(...)

France’s Damian Penaud scores a try during the Six Nations win over Ireland. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland were hit by a quadruple whammy before the game and another triple whammy early in the second half when Billy Burns, captain Iain Henderson and(...)

Iain Henderson captained Ireland in their defeat to France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If France are a serrated carving knife then Ireland must be a fork. Or some other kitchen utensil. One you need every other day but nothing that will (...)

Damian Penaud starts instead of Teddy Thomas (pictured) on the wing. Photograph: Inpho

France coach Fabien Galthie made two changes from the team who beat Italy for their Six Nations clash against Ireland at the Aviva stadium on Sunday. (...)

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