Billy Burns shows his dejection after the costly overcooked penalty kick to the corner in the defeat to Wales at the   Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Innpho

Ronan O’Gara has been there, done it, bought the t-shirt and both missed and executed penalties to the corner. He’s had decades of harnessing and coac(...)

Brice Dulin and Bernard Le Roux celebrate their win at Stadio Olimpico. Photograph: Inpho

Italy 10 France 50 France scored seven tries to start their Six Nations campaign with a comprehensive 50-10 victory over Italy in Rome. Dylan Cretin(...)

Matthieu Jalibert will offset the blow of missing Romain Ntamack for France. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty/AFP

The pecking order has never appeared so clear-cut. Like never before, last year’s Six Nations is still fresh in the memory, having finished less than (...)

England players celebrate with  Owen Farrell after he kicked a penalty in extra-time to win the final of the Autumn Nations Cup against  France at Twickenham. Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

England 22 France 19 (aet) It required extra time and sudden death but England are the Autumn Nations Cup champions after an extraordinary finale at (...)

France’s Gabin Villiere scores a try during the Autumn Nations Cup game against Italy at the  Stade de France in Paris. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

France 36 Italy 5 A revamped France beat Italy 36-5 at the Stade de France on Saturday to top the Autumn Nations Cup’s Group B and set up a bizarre f(...)

France’s Teddy Thomas has been ruled out of Saturday’s clash with Ireland. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty/AFP

France winger Teddy Thomas has been ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations finale against Ireland in Paris. 27-year-old Thomas picked up a hamstring inj(...)

Romain Ntamack celebrates after scoring France’s fourth try against Italy. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

France 35 Italy 22 France moved top of the Six Nations standings as they claimed a bonus point in an otherwise unimpressive 35-22 defeat of a weak It(...)

France’s Antoine Dupont is led off the field towards the end of Ireland’s narrow Six Nations win. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP

A HIA Review Panel has called the decision to send France’s Antoine Dupont for a HIA towards the end of Ireland’s Six Nations victory in Paris, “under(...)

 Peter O’Mahony  makes one of his six catches from a  lineout ahead of France’s Yacouba Camara during the Six Nations  match  at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Sport’s analysis is about perspective and often a choice of whether to zoom in or zoom out. Ireland’s lineout is an integral component in attacking te(...)

French scrumhalf  Antoine Dupont lies on the pitch after being injured during the Six Nations match against  Ireland at the Stade de France. Photograph:  Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Six Nations organisers have referred two HIA incidents from last Saturday’s France v Ireland game to its Review Panel, which is expected to report on (...)

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