State of the nation
Signs of life. France have inhabited the lower reaches of the 6 Nations for the past five years, but there are tentative indications of an upturn. Coach Guy Novès —French rugby’s answer to Sir Alex Ferguson— has started getting France to play with some élan after years of uninspired drudgery. Yoann Huget The debonair Huget is a bit of a rogue. Often involved in scrapes and skullduggery, he is, nevertheless, a rather splendid player.