Franco Smith has officially been appointed as Italy’s interim head coach for the upcoming Six Nations campaign in 2020 following Conor O’Shea’s resignation.
Wales prop Tomas Francis has been ruled out for up to four months due to the injury he sustained after a collision with Duane Vermeulen at the World Cup.
Eddie Jones is worried the Saracens players in his Test squad may choose the club over England during the Six Nations after their survival was threatened by a points deduction.
Conor O’Shea has officially brought his stint in charge of Italy to an end after Italian Rugby announced that he would vacate his role with immediate effect.
Former Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has been added to the Wales coaching staff as they begin a new era under Wayne Pivac.
Former Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has been unveiled as part of France’s backroom staff for the upcoming Six Nations tournament.
Defending Six Nations champions Wales received an early blow as Scarlets duo Jonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell will both be out with long-term injuries.
Former Wales coach Warren Gatland has declined an offer to coach the All Blacks and will instead focus on his commitments with the Chiefs and the British & Irish Lions.
Reports in the UK suggest Japan and Fiji could join a new world championship including the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship nations.
Outspoken World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot says he won’t give up on the previously rejected notion of a nations championship, and encourages the Six Nations bosses to reconsider their decision.