A man takes a photo of the Tokyo Olympic countdown clock indicating the remaining 100 days until the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The French Olympic committee (CNOSF) is confident that all French athletes can be vaccinated against Covid-19 before this year’s Tokyo Olympics, its p(...)

Scotland’s  Finn Russell  is shown a red card by referee Wayne Barnes  during the Guinness Six Nations  match against France  at Stade de France. Photograph:Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Scotland’s win in Paris was a good result, for France. I’ll try to explain. There has been a recent whiff of something in the air, maybe arrogance? E(...)

 France head coach Fabien Galthié. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

France head coach Fabien Galthié has admitted they must accept criticism for their recent coronavirus outbreak, but insisted zero risk does not exist (...)

France head coach Fabien Galthié has been cleared of any wrongdoing by an internal investigation. Photograph: Getty Images

As expected, the French Rugby Federation’s (FFR) internal investigation into the outbreak of Covid-19 within the French squad and which caused the pos(...)

Referee  Pascal Gaüzère gestures during the Six Nations game between Wales and England at the Principlality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Despite my impassioned plea to the sports editor for a two-page spread to discuss the goings-on last Saturday, no dice. Let’s go to Cardiff. The mat(...)

France head coach Fabien Galthié and French Rugby Federatio n president Bernard Laporte have come under pressure over the outbreak of Covid-19 in the French camp. Photograph:   Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images

The storm enveloping the head coach of the French team, Fabien Galthié, and the president of the French Federation, Bernard Laporte, is showing no sig(...)

 Wales’ Cory Hill  wins the ball from England’s lock Maro Itoje  in the lineout during the Six Nations clash  at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Eddie Jones believes Maro Itoje can be too heavily scrutinised by referees following his role in Saturday’s ill-disciplined defeat by Wales but Englan(...)

France’s clash with Scotland on Sunday has been postponed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The ramifications resulting from the outbreak of Covid-19 in the French squad could have serious repercussions beyond the postponement of Sunday’s gam(...)

France head coach Fabien Galthie (R) and general manager Raphael Ibanez have an impressive crop of players at their disposal. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

What’s that analogy about people in glasshouses not throwing stones? I presume that’s a reference to how French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu de(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell:  ‘From a defensive point of view we have to be strong’ for clash with Wales. Photograph: Inpho/Six Nations

The Six Nations organisers are still awaiting approval from the French government for Les Bleus to travel to Dublin for their round-two game against I(...)

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