Rugby Union


Security at highest level for opener

Leading the French renaissance: Guy Noves.

From nightmares to new beginnings. The Stade de France's hallowed turf was last used as a refuge for thousands fearing for their lives, but tomorrow it will host its first sporting event since that terrible night, a simple game of rugby, one this new-look French national team hope will bring a smile back to Parisians' faces.

Spirit of 2011 can lift France again: Retiere

On the up: Bernard Le Roux.

​France must rediscover their joie de vivre if they are to stand a chance of winning Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand, according to a member of the coaching team who helped Les Bleus to the 2011 final.