• Novès tempers expectations

    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.

    New faces for England

    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.

    New French skipper named

    France coach Guy Novès has named Toulon hooker Guilhem Guirado as the new captain of the national side.

    France cut Kockott

    New France coach Guy Noves has left Rory Kockott out of his first 30-man squad ahead of the Six Nations.

    Peyper set for Six Nations duty

    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.