Scotland’s South African-born wing Duhan van der Merwe has been omitted from the Six Nations list of nominees for the Player of the Tournament award despite finishing as the top try-scorer.
France have dropped to fifth in the World Rugby rankings following their angonising 27-23 Six Nations defeat by Scotland in Paris on Friday.
Scotland wing Duhan van der Merwe has surpassed a 21-year-old Six Nations record set by legendary Irishman Brian O’Driscoll.
The inclusion of flyhalf Romain Ntamack and lock Bernard le Roux are two of five changes to France’s starting lineup for Friday’s Six Nations decider against Scotland in Paris.
France flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert has been ruled out of their Six Nations title-deciding match against Scotland in Paris on Friday.
Another three-time Lions tourist, Lawrence Dallaglio, has picked seven England players in his prospective British & Irish Lions starting lineup for their tour of South Africa.
Catch up on everything you missed with our Monday morning wrap of this past weekend’s highlights.
Brice Dulin scored a last-minute try as France fought back to stun Wales 32-30 in Paris on Saturday to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.
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Wales kept their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes alive with a 48-7 demolition of Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday.