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Philippe Saint-André has taken over as France manager

Six Nations: France make eight changes for England match

France play at Twickenham this weekend

Brad Barritt

Six Nations: Brad Barritt happy to operate under the radar for England

England take on France at Twickenham this weekend

Alex Goode is tackled in training; the full-back says Premiership rugby has strengthened England

Six Nations: Stuart Lancaster uses lessons in history for England's French examination

World Cup failure very much in coach's mind before Les Bleus visit Twickenham

Joe Marler and the England squad pictured training

Joe Marler: England would win the World Cup if it was tomorrow

England prop says that on current form England would feel confident of winning the ultimate prize

7 – Chris Robshaw (England) – The English captain led his side to a first victory in Ireland for 10 years. Brilliant defensively and always looked to ship the ball on from first receiver. Lead-from-the-front example shown by taking final line-out

Mike Brown hails England captain Chris Robshaw as a 'brilliant leader'

Robshaw is in prime position for the British and Irish Lions captaincy

Stuart Hogg

Scotland targeting Six Nations glory after victory over Italy

Stuart Hogg has high ambitions after 34-10 win

Stuart Hogg (left) claimed the try of the game for Scotland

Six Nations: Cosmopolitan backs at heart of Scotland's rise during victory over Italy

Visser, Maitland and Hogg play starring role as Italy are outclassed in Murrayfield romp

Scotland's Matthew Scott scores a try

Six Nations: Italians sent crashing to earth by flying Scots

Scotland 34 Italy 10

Two arrested over claims that MPs took part in child-sex ring

Detectives question former deputy head of children's home and a Catholic priest

Brian O’Driscoll has been called a ‘world leader’ by England’s Ben Youngs

England's midfield could change for Six Nations 'game of chess' with Ireland

England play Ireland in Dublin on Sunday

Rob Harley provides the 'starch' that coach Scott Johnson likes
Owen Farrell kicked seven out of eight attempts at goal

Owen Farrell looks to Jonathan Sexton rather than Jonny Wilkinson for route to greatness

Fly-half impressed against Scotland in the Six Nations

Euan Murray will face England with his long-term future assured

Muscleman Euan Murray signs up to continue conflict

England's forwards never perform cartwheels of joy when they see Euan Murray's name on a Scotland team sheet in Six Nations week: indeed, they would not object to all Calcutta Cup games being played on a Sunday – a development that would remove the threat of the devout Christian, who refuses to play on the Sabbath for reasons of conscience.

Charlie Hodgson breaks to score Saracens’ crucial bonus-point try

Saracens to play Heineken Cup quarter-final at Twickenham

Premiership team take on Ulster in April

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