Barrelling centre Mathieu Bastareaud is out of the Six Nations clash away to Ireland due to a head injury, France has said.
Stade Francais back rower Raphael Lakafia will replace the injured Damien Chouly ahead of France's Six Nations trip to Ireland.
Conor O'Shea says he has approached the huge challenge of being Italy rugby head coach like an alcoholic addressing his addiction.
Ireland No 8 Jamie Heaslip has signed a new contract that will see him continue to play his club rugby in Ireland until the end of the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Ireland stars Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray are expected to prove their fitness for the upcoming Six Nations showdown with France.
Scotland No 8 Josh Strauss will take no further part in the Six Nations after sustaining an injury to his kidney.
Anthony Watson returned to the England squad after being named in a 25-strong party for this week's training camp.
Italy head coach Conor O'Shea believes that shrinking the Six Nations would be counter productive to the growth of the game in Europe.
Scotland have suffered a major blow with the announcement that captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the rest of the Six Nations with an ankle injury.
Wales great Shane Williams says interim coach Rob Howley needs to stop picking Alex Cuthbert in "blind hope".
South African charity, Waves for Change, has been recognised for their outstanding work in the community by winning the Sport for Good category at the 2017 Laureus Awards.
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Eddie Jones has revealed how a meeting with a fitness expert previously consulted by Jose Mourinho has helped his England side.
England match-winner Elliot Daly said "I just pinned my ears back" after he marked his first appearance in Cardiff with a dramatic late try to secure victory over Wales.
England centre Jonathan Joseph will return to the scene of one of his best days in Test rugby when they face Wales at Principality Stadium.
Ireland No 8 Jamie Heaslip insists there will be no pre-match nerves ahead of a must-win Six Nations clash with Italy in Rome.
Flanker Loann Goujon replaces Damien Chouly in coach Guy Noves's solitary change to his France team to face Scotland.
France pulled clear in the final 10 minutes to defeat battling Scotland in a Six Nations encounter.
Elliot Daly's dramatic try four minutes from time saw Grand Slam champions England come from behind to beat Wales in a Six Nations international in Cardiff.
Italy coach Conor O'Shea has insisted there will be no question of divided loyalties he faces his native Ireland in the Six Nations Championship.
Wales will give George North and Dan Biggar as long as they can to prove their fitness for their Six Nations clash against England.
The BBC has axed a video advertising this weekend's Six Nations clash between Wales and England following accusations it was racist.
He might kick the odd "wounded duck", but Paddy Jackson's could scupper Johnny Sexton's hopes of starting for Ireland against France, said coach Joe Schmidt.
A hat-trick of tries for CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy relaunched Ireland's Six Nations title hopes with a record win over Italy in Rome.
England captain Dylan Hartley has dismissed talk his side's lack of back-row experience could prove decisive in their Six Nations clash against Wales.
Loose forward John Barclay replaced the injured Ryan Wilson in the only change to the Scotland team announced to take on France.
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