France fullback Brice Dulin will be out of action for several weeks because of a hamstring injury and is set to miss most of the Six Nations championship, the French federation (FFR) said today.
International rugby coaches never tire of saying that the modern game is a 23-man effort and rarely can the influence of the opposing benches have had as much impact as in England's 23-13 Six Nations victory over France today.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell and scrumhalf Conor Murray will miss Ireland's remaining two Six Nations fixtures after sustaining injuries in Sunday's 17-17 draw with France, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said.
Wales swept to their third Six Nations grand slam in eight seasons on Saturday and their 11th overall in the European championship with a 16-9 win over France in Cardiff.
England have re-appointed Chris Robshaw as England captain ahead of the Six Nations tournament, the Rugby Football Union said in a statement today.
England were crowned Six Nations champions for the first time in eight years but they were denied a grand slam when Ireland outplayed them comprehensively to secure a thumping 24-8 win.
Lock forward Paul O'Connell will captain Ireland in the 2012 Six Nations Championship, the Irish rugby union said on its website today.
New-look England made a winning start to their Six Nations defence under caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster after an attritional 13-6 win over Scotland at Murrayfield today.