Camille Lopez

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Conor Murray’s try was pivotal against France but his game management was arguably even more important in getting Ireland over the line. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

I hope supporters enjoyed this victory over France. The reaction afterwards seemed to focus on why Ireland only came away with a solitary try, but a r(...)

England captain Dylan Hartley and backrow James Haskell talk to referee Romain Poite during the Six Nations game against Italy at Twickenham. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

A little precursor to the much discussed tactics employed by Italy at the breakdown happened in the 50th minute of Ireland’s game against France the d(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says they now have their Six Nations destiny in their own hands. Photo: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has admitted Ireland’s Six Nations destiny is back in their own hands after Saturday’s 19-9 win over France in Dublin. Ireland can now se(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls and Conor Murray celebrate winning against France in their Six Nations clash. Photo: Billy Stcikland/Inpho

Victory offers an initial salve for the imperfections of performance. The review will reveal the layers, how close Ireland adhered to the pre-match pl(...)

Ireland outhalf  Jonathan Sexton celebrates kicking a drop goal with  Rob Kearney during the Six Nations match against France at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 19 France 9 This was as tough, exhausting, draining and full-on as we expected, and perhaps, as the rain came in the second half, even more s(...)

The French side go through some drills at the Arboras Stadium, Nice,  as they prepare to face Ireland in the Six Nations on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

15 Scott Spedding Age: 30 Height: 6’2” Weight: 97kg (15st 2lbs) Caps: 20 Points: 21 The South African-born player has ben in excellent form of late (...)

Jonathan Sexton warms up at the Captain’s Run yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

IRELAND v FRANCE Venue: Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 4.50pm. On TV: Live on RTÉ Two/UTV/ITV The Six Nations returns to a wildly expectant and floodlit(...)

Johnny Sexton: has started only two games for Ireland and seven  for Leinster this season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In declaring that Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney both trained fully yesterday and will be fit to play against France this Saturday – and ditto Rory Bes(...)

Camille Lopez celebrates  France’s win against Scotland. Photograph:Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At face value, France may not appear to have made huge strides under Guy Novès. In his dozen games as head coach, France have won five and lost seven,(...)

Italian players react after Ireland’s Craig Gilroy scored a try during the team’s Six Nations rugby  match  in Rome  at  weekend. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Heaven forbid the English clubs are ever allowed have their way and the Six Nations is condensed into five consecutive weekends. At a stroke, their se(...)

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