New French coach Guy Novès has lamented the lack of preparation time ahead of the team’s Six Nations opener against Italy on 6 February.
The new coach talks about his 33-man selection ahead of the Six Nations.
Coach Eddie Jones has named seven uncapped players in his first England squad ahead of this year's Six Nations, while omitting South African-born centre Brad Barritt.
Eddie Jones has been clear on his criteria for selecting his first England squad for the upcoming Six Nations.
England and Ireland have both suffered serious injury blows ahead of their Six Nations campaigns.
France coach Guy Novès has named Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado as the new captain of the national side.
New France coach Guy Noves has left Rory Kockott out of his first 30-man squad ahead of the Six Nations.
New England coach Eddie Jones will be prevented from making wholesale squad changes.
Five South African match officials have been appointed to do duty during next year's Six Nations, with Jaco Peyper set to take charge of two matches.
Craig Joubert will referee the match between England and Wales at Twickenham in March.