Iain Henderson has been added to Ireland's Six Nations squad while Robbie Henshaw has extended his contract with the IRFU until 2022.
Scotland midfielder Huw Jones is set to miss the remainder of the Six Nations, but head coach Gregor Townsend is hopeful that injured Stuart Hogg can still play a part in the campaign.
Jonny May's hat-trick against France means he tops the point-scoring charts in ESPN Fantasy Rugby -- but who else joined the England winger in the best XV of Week 2?
Ireland flyhalf Johnny Sexton should recover swiftly from a head injury sustained against Scotland, coach Joe Schmidt said.
The defending Six Nations champions got back on track after last weekend's defeat by England, with three tries helping them overcome Scotland at Murrayfield.
Ireland lock Devin Toner will miss the rest of the Six Nations after undergoing ankle surgery and is a doubt for Leinster's Champions Cup quarterfinal against Ulster.
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Ireland will be without three key players for their Six Nations trip to Scotland after Garry Ringrose and Devin Toner joined CJ Stander on the sidelines.
Blair Kinghorn topped the point-scoring charts thanks to his hat-trick for Scotland -- but who else should you have picked in your Fantasy Rugby team? Here's the best XV of Week 1.
Wounded by last year's travails in the Six Nations, England had a point to prove against the favourites and defending champions Ireland -- and they made it emphatically in Dublin.
A resurgent England upset Six Nations champions Ireland on Saturday, handing Joe Schmidt a first ever home defeat in the championship.
This marks the start of the sport's biggest year, with the Rugby World Cup hovering later in the calendar.
It's literally hours away. The Six Nations, that is. France and Wales kick off the 2019 men's tournament in Paris on Friday evening.
It is now as easy to measure the countdown to the Six Nations in hours as in days, with the first match - France v Wales - kicking off in Paris on Friday evening.
England centre Ben Te'o has been ruled out of their Six Nations opener against Ireland on Saturday with a side strain, opening the door for Manu Tuilagi to make his first start since 2014.
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England defence coach John Mitchell believes that Ireland will attempt to "bore the s---" out of England when the two sides meet in the Six Nations opener this weekend.
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Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said he is not available for the British & Irish Lions if offered the job tomorrow, but has left the door ajar for a role in the future.
- IRE3rdTRIES SCORED 1st England : 10 Tries ScoredENG1st510
- IRE4thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 48 Points DifferenceENG1st-348