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South African scrumhalf Rory Kockott has been named to start in France’s opening Six Nations match against Scotland on February 7th 2015. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP

South African Rory Kockott was handed his first start for France when he was named at scrumhalf in the team to face Scotland in their Six Nations open(...)

Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci has been picked in France’s preliminary Six Nations squad. (Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Uncapped Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci saw the World Cup door swing invitingly open on Thursday as Philippe Saint-Andre beckoned him into the(...)

Argentina surprised Les Bleus, who headed into tonight’s game having beaten Australia last weekend, winning 18-13 at the Stade de France

France 13 Argentina 18Argentina confirmed they are a bete noir for France when they play in Paris by kicking four drop goals, including three by flyha(...)

French winger Teddy Thomas breaks the Australia defence on the way to scoring a try at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:  Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

France 29 Australia 26Inspiration and determination helped France take revenge against Australia with a 29-26 victory at the Stade de France on Saturd(...)

France’s Teddy Thomas, scorer of a hat-trick of tries on debut, and Yoann Huget salute supporters after their win  over  Fiji at the Velodrome  in Marseille. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

France 40 Fiji 15Teddy Thomas enjoyed a dream Test debut for France with a hat-trick of tries in Saturday’s 40-15 victory over Fiji in Marseille.The 2(...)

Racing Metro  winger Teddy Thomas will make his debut for France against Fiji in Marseille on Saturday. Photograph:    Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

France manager Philippe Saint-Andre is continuing his experiments with yet another halfback pairing as France take on Fiji in the first of three Novem(...)

Leinster prop forward Jack McGrath is tackled by Cedric Garcia during yesterday’s match in the south of France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Caster 16 Leinster 21 It’s easy in the cheap seats, and they were also a lot cooler than a battleground bathed in 20-degree sunshine, but as (...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan kicks a penalty during the European Rugby Champions Cup clash against Castres at  Stade Pierre Antoine. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Castres 16 Leinster 21It’s easy in the cheap seats, and they were also altogether cooler than on a pitch bathed in sunshine amid temperatures in the m(...)

Luke Fitzgerald: returns to action for Leinster against Castres after long injury absence. Photograph: Inpho.

Castres v Leinster, Stade Pierre Antoine, Sunday, 1.0pm: This preview can’t but focus fairly heavily on Luke Fitzgerald’s latest return to the field (...)

Just 14,000 fans turned up to see The Rugby Championship match between Australian and Argentina on the Gold Coast in Australia last weekend. Photograph: Matt Roberts/Getty Images

The tectonic plates of world rugby union are shifting. A crowd of barely 14,000 watched Australia’s home test match at the weekend. Back in Europe a b(...)

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