Pape's appeal rejected

France lock Pascal Pape has had the appeal against his 10-week suspension rejected.

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No sign of Castro for Italy

Prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been dropped for the Six Nations matches against France and Wales.

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Ranger returns to the Blues

Rene Ranger is returning to New Zealand after gaining an early release from Montpellier and is keen to win back a black jersey.

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Bayonne sign two internationals

French club Bayonne have announced the signings of England-capped back Mathew Tait on a two-year contract and All Black Tom Taylor, who has agreed a three-year deal.

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Parra out for 10 weeks

France scrumhalf Morgan Parra will miss the rest of the Six Nations after being ruled out for at least 10 weeks with a knee injury.

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Gatland wary of Irish dogfight

REACTION: Warren Gatland believes Wales must avoid getting dragged into a dog-fight if they are to beat Ireland in the Six Nations in two weeks.

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France: We're not at Wales' level

REACTION: France coach Philippe Saint-Andre admitted his side only had themselves to blame after Wales condemned Les Bleus to their second loss.

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Gatland eyes Six Nations crown

REACTION: Warren Gatland had warned the rest of the Six Nations that Wales are just warming up after his side secured a clinical win over France.

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Preview: France v Wales

George North will make his 50th international appearance against France on Saturday, and will be looking to continue his purple patch against Les Bleus.

Wales put another one over French

Wales kept their Six Nations hopes alive with a fourth straight victory over France as they triumphed 20-13 at the Stade de France.

Pape appeals 10-week ban

NEWS: France lock Pascal Pape has appealed the 10-week ban he received after kneeing Ireland's Jamie Heaslip during their Six Nations clash.

Charteris: France a 'must win' game

INTERVIEW: Wales lock Luke Charteris said Saturday's Six Nations clash against France is a pressure match as both sides desperately need to win.

Toulouse end banned Bok's contract

Hooker Mahlatse Ralepelle has had his contracted ended early by Toulouse as the Springbok's doping hearing approaches in March.

Saint-Andre denies doping culture

REACTION: French coach Philippe Saint-Andre denied accusations in a book that the team were consumers of amphetamines during the 1980's.

Clermont sign New Zealand wing

NEWS: Fijian-born New Zealand wing Waisake Naholo has agreed a two-year deal with Top 14 club Clermont.

Mouneimne heads back to Europe

Recently re-appointed EP Kings defensive coach, Omar Mouneimne has parted ways with the team to take up a consultancy position at Lyon in France.

France recall Parra and Dulin

Scrumhalf Morgan Parra and fullback Brice Dulin have been recalled to the France team for Saturday's Six Nations encounter with Wales at Stade de France.

Buck: I knew French were on drugs

REACTION: An All Black legend said he was not surprised at new allegations Les Bleus were on amphetamines at the time.