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Monday 11 December 2017

Medard set to sit out Irish contest

FULL-BACK Maxime Medard is a serious doubt for France's Six Nations game against Ireland next weekend because of a knee injury, coach Philippe Saint-Andre has revealed.

Medard scored a try in France's 23-17 win over Scotland at Murrayfield but was replaced in the second half.

"It is the only bad piece of news," Saint-Andre said. "We are awaiting the MRI scan results before making a decision. We will have to replace him, that's sure," he added.

Andy Robinson stopped short of addressing the subject of his future as head coach after the game.

The former England boss was asked whether he intends to remain in post or if he might resign at the end of the tournament, but sidestepped the question.

"I can't hide away from what you're saying and you're right to bring it up," he said. "I have total belief that we have the ability to win and that belief was strengthened even more today."

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