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 Francois Trinh Duc is chased by  Mathieu Bastareaud during a training session at the Maurice David stadium in Aix-en-Provence ahead of Friday’s Six Nations game against Italy in Marseille. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

France coach Jacques Brunel reshuffled his backline as Les Bleus look to end an eight-game winless streak when they face Italy in the Six Nations on F(...)

 Finn Russell has retained his place for the visit of England this weekend. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Gregor Townsend has kept faith with the players that beat France as the Scotland head coach named an unchanged team for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash (...)

Teddy Thomas has been one of the stars of the opening two rounds of the Six Nations. Photograph:  Christophe Simon/AFP

France have dropped a number of players for “inappropriate behaviour” after Sunday’s defeat by Scotland in Edinburgh. Head coach Jacques Brunel has a(...)

Greig Laidlaw of Scotland kicks a penalty during their Six Nations win over France. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Scotland 32 France 26 This will hardly have them dreaming of a first championship of the century, but Scotland are back on track at least. They were (...)

Johnny Sexton  stood above the entire stadium and identified a way to cover the crucial 15 metres Ireland needed to reach the edge of his range to kick the drop-goal. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Sheridan

France didn’t lose the game in Paris, Ireland won it. Both teams can take solace from that. The French were miserly in defence, yet the greasy surfac(...)

Ireland’s prop Tadhg Furlong vies with France’s Paul Gabrillagues  and France’s hooker Guilhem Guirado during Saturday's Six Nations match at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Were those 41 phases a window into the world of Irish rugby – being sucked deep down in the French trenches where, but for terrible French discipline,(...)

 Jonny Sexton drops a long-range goal to  for Ireland in the final play of the game to secure a victory against France. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

“He’s a serious leader,” shrugs Dan Leavy. “He’s a competitor. He’s always on to refs, trying to get decisions our way.” Paris on this greasy Saturda(...)

 Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal in the last play of the game to give Ireland a 15-13 victory at the Stade de France, Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France 13 Ireland 15 The dust having settled on Ireland’s Houdini-esque feat of escapology in the wet and murky air of Stade de France on Saturday ni(...)

Bundee Aki celebrates with Johnathan Sexton. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP

Jonathan Sexton’s drop goal will become an iconic moment in Irish sport if this Ireland team go on to win a Six Nations Championship or a Grand Slam. (...)

Ireland’s James Ryan wins a lineout ahead of Wenceslas Lauret of France during the Six Nations game at Stade de France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Josh van der Flier looks like a long-term casualty after being forced off with a medial ligament knee damage at Stade de France. “Josh will be unavai(...)

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