The squads continue to be announced for the 2021 Six Nations tournament, due to commence on 2 February.
England Rugby has confirmed that forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating ahead of the Six Nations.
Tournament organisers have confirmed that plans for the men’s Six Nations remain as scheduled, but that the women’s and U20 competitions have been postponed until later this year due to Covid-19.
The English Rugby Football Union (RFU) expects the 2021 Six Nations to go ahead as scheduled in spite of rising Covid-19 cases and a new national lockdown.
Duhan van der Merwe scored as Scotland beat Italy 28-17, while England thrashed Georgia and Ireland cruised past Wales in round one of the Autumn Nations Cup.
South African-born No 8 CJ Stander capped an excellent season by being named as Munster’s Player of the Season and was shortlisted for the Six Nations Player of the Season award.
England-based writer Paul Grayson says the time has come to bring South Africa on board in the Six Nations at the expense of Italy.
France have climbed past Ireland into fourth place in the World Rugby rankings following their 35-27 win in the final round of the Six Nations.
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