Edinburgh captain Greig Laidlaw hailed the record-breaking Murrayfield crowd for helping them over the line in their “exhausting” Heineken Cup win over four-times champions Toulouse.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2012
Edinburgh will be aiming to become the first Scottish team to qualify for the Heineken Cup semi-finals as they host Toulouse today.
Sat, 07 Apr, 2012
Triple Grand Slam winner Gethin Jenkins has set his sights on extending Wales’ upward curve Down Under this summer.
Mon, 19 Mar, 2012
Sam Warburton is ready to lead Wales’ final push for the RBS 6 Nations title and Grand Slam glory tomorrow, declaring: “It will be the biggest game of my career.”
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has made five changes and one positional switch for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales in Cardiff.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
Ben Foden will always be indebted to France coach Philippe Saint-Andre for spotting his potential as an international full-back.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2012
France half-backs Francois Trinh-Duc and Morgan Parra have been dropped for the RBS 6 Nations clash against England in Paris on Sunday.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2012
Rob Kearney believes it’s imperative Ireland master the mental side of their game to beat the best sides in the world.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2012
France have named an unchanged squad to face England in the RBS 6 Nations at the Stade de France on Sunday.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2012
France have made two changes to the side that beat Scotland last time out for their rearranged RBS 6 Nations game with Ireland on Sunday.
Wed, 29 Feb, 2012
France flanker Imanol Harinordoquy anticipates Scotland will provide a much sterner test for the Rugby World Cup finalists than many observers are anticipating in tomorrow’s RBS 6 Nations clash at Murrayfield.
Sat, 25 Feb, 2012
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has named the same side that had been due to play Ireland 10 days ago for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Scotland.
Tue, 21 Feb, 2012
France have brought Imanol Harinordoquy into their team for Saturday’s Six Nations home clash against Ireland in one of four changes to the starting lineup from last weekend’s victory over Italy.
Wed, 08 Feb, 2012
France have promoted Imanol Harinordoquy to their starting line-up as one of four changes for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland.
Tue, 07 Feb, 2012
Vive la France.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2012
There might well be a new broom brushing away the cobwebs of the Marc Lièvremont era but looking at Philippe Saint-André’s first XV as France coach, it’s not immediately clear if all that much has changed.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2012
Centre Wesley Fofana will earn his first cap for France when they take on Italy in their RBS 6 Nations opener on Saturday.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2012
IN A game that was always about a performance, not the result, Connacht fulfilled their brief.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2012
NEW France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has included two uncapped players in his provisional 30-man squad for the RBS 6 Nations.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2012
THERE is a bit of a way to go yet for Connacht, who suffered stage-fright in the face of high-quality opposition at Saturday night’s historic Heineken Cup clash at the Sportsground.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2011
SUNDAY’S World Cup final was a pleasure to behold for many reasons, not least the honesty of endeavour and the sportsmanship on display from both sides.
Tue, 25 Oct, 2011
NEW ZEALAND captain Richie McCaw hailed his team’s courage and desire after they ended 24 years of hurt by winning the closest final in World Cup history.
Mon, 24 Oct, 2011
France coach Marc Lievremont has named an unchanged team for Sunday’s World Cup final against New Zealand in Auckland.
Wed, 19 Oct, 2011
WALES’ World Cup squad have rallied behind their suspended skipper Sam Warburton after he was sent off during an agonising semi-final defeat against France on Saturday.
Mon, 17 Oct, 2011
ADAM JONES may be a pivotal part of Wales’ bid to make history this morning (9am Irish time) by reaching their first World Cup final.
Sat, 15 Oct, 2011
SHAUN EDWARDS has paid tribute to his boss Warren Gatland for following a “gut instinct” that could ultimately see Wales crowned world champions.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2011
France coach Marc Lievremont has named an unchanged team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales.
Tue, 11 Oct, 2011
MARTIN JOHNSON believes any one of seven teams can win the Rugby World Cup — and he places England right at the heart of the pack.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011
FRANCE No.8 Imanol Harinordoquy hopes Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final with England will mark the start of the tournament for Les Bleus.
Wed, 05 Oct, 2011
PLAYING old rivals France in a World Cup clash at Eden Park is the perfect scenario to become the first All Black to win 100 caps, New Zealand captain Richie McCaw said last night.
Sat, 24 Sep, 2011
FRANCE coach Marc Lièvremont has sprung a major surprise by handing Morgan Parra a rare start at fly-half for this weekend’s pivotal World Cup Pool A clash against New Zealand.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2011
France have made 11 changes for Sunday’s World Cup Pool A clash with Canada in Napier, with captain Thierry Dusautoir left out of the matchday 22.
Tue, 13 Sep, 2011
HAVING quit rugby union for rugby league and then come back again, France centre Fabrice Estebanez has finally made up his mind what he wants to do: shine at the World Cup.
Wed, 07 Sep, 2011
FRENCH scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili has warned the rest of the rugby giants his side can beat anyone to win the World Cup.
Mon, 22 Aug, 2011
Sebastien Chabal has been omitted from France’s provisional 32-man squad for the World Cup in September.
Wed, 11 May, 2011
HEINEKEN Cup champions Toulouse booked a semi-final date with 2009 winners Leinster in Dublin after a thrilling 27-20 extra-time victory over Biarritz at Estadio Anoeta yesterday.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2011
Sat, 09 Apr, 2011
WALES went into Saturday’s game knowing they needed to beat France by 27 points to snatch the Six Nations title from England.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2011
IT’S been a week the French will want to forget. Vilified in the press, ashamed to walk down the streets and bubbling with tension since their shock loss to Italy last week.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2011
France coach Marc Lievremont has made five changes for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations finale against Wales in Paris.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2011
FRANCE coach Marc Lievremont said he was at a “dead end” following Saturday’s shock defeat by Italy in the Six Nations.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011
ANDREW SHERIDAN will miss the climax of England’s Grand Slam quest after it was confirmed the calf injury he suffered against France will keep him sidelined for at least a month.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2011
France coach Marc Lievremont has kept faith with the squad which lost to England at Saturday for Les Bleus’ next RBS 6 Nations game in Italy on March 12.
Tue, 01 Mar, 2011
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011
France coach Marc Lievremont has sprung a major surprise ahead of his side’s RBS 6 Nations opener against Scotland in Paris by picking Damien Traille at full-back and leaving star centre Yannick Jauzion out of his matchday 22.
Tue, 01 Feb, 2011
Biarritz prop Sylvain Marconnet has been recalled by France coach Marc Lievremont to his 30-man squad for the defence of their RBS 6 Nations crown.
Wed, 19 Jan, 2011
A SLOPPY first-half defensive showing from Glasgow at Firhill allowed holders Toulouse to take control of Pool Six in the Heineken Cup.
Sat, 11 Dec, 2010
ARGENTINA will arrive in Dublin on the back of an error-strewn 15-9 defeat to France in Montpellier.
Mon, 22 Nov, 2010
WINGER Bryan Habana’s fractured a bone in his hand during training and will take no further part in South Africa’s tour of Britain and Ireland.
Wed, 17 Nov, 2010
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