After playing his whole career in rugby union, Luther Burrell will line up for rugby league side Warrington Wolves later this year.
England’s Steve Borthwick has confirmed that Maro Itoje will be absent again when they travel to Wales on Saturday.
Wales are hopeful that Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar will recover in time to face England in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Having played for Ulster last week, Iain Henderson has been named in the 34-man Ireland squad to face Italy as expected.
Having sustained a suspected concussion while playing for Top 14 at the weekend, Sergio Parisse will sit out Italy’s clash with Ireland.
Morgan Parra and Camille Lopez’s absence from France’s Six Nations squad is a sporting decision and nothing more, says Jacques Brunel.
Finn Russell has not satsified the requirements of his graduated return-to-play protocol and will miss Scotland’s clash with France.
The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has confirmed Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw has extended his contract until June 2022.
Full-back Thomas Ramos will make his first start for France, who have a new half-back pairing for the Six Nations clash against Scotland.