Feb 21, 2013 10:57 EST
Fiji-born Manoa Vosawei will fill the gaping hole at No.8 left by Sergio Parisse, who will miss Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales in Rome due to suspension.
Feb 21, 2013 10:18 EST
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre on Thursday made seven changes to his side to take on England in a Six Nations match at Twickenham on Saturday.
Feb 20, 2013 21:18 EST
Brad Barritt may not be a fans' favourite but so long as he has the respect of his team-mates England's midfield defensive anchorman is perfectly happy to keep adding to his tackle count.
Feb 20, 2013 21:08 EST
France great Serge Betsen believes Saturday's Six Nations match against England at Twickenham will represent the "biggest game ever" for an emerging French side.
Feb 20, 2013 11:45 EST
Italy captain Sergio Parisse will miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship after picking up a 30-day ban on Wednesday for swearing at a referee.
Feb 20, 2013 08:21 EST
Prop forward Geoff Cross has been called up into the Scotland side for Sunday's Six Nations international against Ireland at Murrayfield in the only change to the side that beat Italy earlier this month.
Feb 19, 2013 08:59 EST
Wales's Sam Warburton will have to make do with a place on the bench after interim head coach Rob Howley confirmed his replacements Tuesday for Saturday's Six Nations international away to Italy.
Feb 18, 2013 20:41 EST
England coach Stuart Lancaster has warned that France will be no pushovers in Saturday's showdown at Twickenham despite starkly contrasting starts to the Six Nations tournament for the sides.
Feb 18, 2013 15:02 EST
Ireland were hit by a new injury blow on Monday as it was announced that backrow forward Chris Henry is out of the rest of the Six Nations with a knee injury.
Feb 17, 2013 10:40 EST
Italy coach Jacques Brunel on Sunday named veteran flanker Mauro Bergamasco in his 31-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations clash against Wales at Rome's Olympic Stadium.
Feb 16, 2013 18:23 EST
Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea praised the performance of Danny Care after the scrum-half's fine solo try in a 25-21 win over Leicester returned the champions to the top of the English Premiership.
Feb 16, 2013 12:27 EST
France's Six Nations title hopes may have gone but coach Philippe Saint-Andre said on Saturday that next weekend's game with championship leaders England at Twickenham would be their grand slam match.
Feb 15, 2013 17:35 EST
South African centre Gavin Hume scored the only try as Perpignan defeated Toulouse 19-18 on Friday to shatter Guy Noves' dream of celebrating his 1,000th match with the French champions with victory.
Feb 15, 2013 14:47 EST
Prop forward Joe Marler has said England would back themselves to win the World Cup if it started tomorrow but stressed there was plenty of work to be done before they play host to the next edition in 2015.
Feb 13, 2013 14:14 EST
Ireland's Cian Healy will miss the Six Nations matches against Scotland and France after receiving a three-week ban for stamping on England's Dan Cole during last weekend's defeat in Dublin.
Feb 12, 2013 18:21 EST
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland admitted to the London Evening Standard on Tuesday that he is wary of picking too many English players for this year's tour of Australia despite their fine form in the Six Nations.
Feb 11, 2013 13:02 EST
South African-born flanker Antonie Claassen on Monday was called up by coach Philippe Saint-Andre for the 23-strong French squad to prepare for the Six Nations match against England at Twickenham on February 23.
Feb 11, 2013 12:46 EST
Ireland prop forward Cian Healy was cited Monday for stamping on England front row Dan Cole during Sunday's Six Nations international at Dublin's Lansdowne Road.
Feb 10, 2013 21:30 EST
England coach Stuart Lancaster was delighted by the maturity of his youthful side after they emerged from a brutal encounter in Dublin as the only side in this season's Six Nations who can win a Grand Slam.
Feb 10, 2013 13:38 EST
Owen Farrell held his nerve as England beat Ireland 12-6 at a rain-soaked Lansdowne Road on Sunday and so became the only side in this season's Six Nations capable of winning the Grand Slam.