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Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has joined the growing opposition to calls by England’s Rugby Football Union to reduce the Six Nations.
Sale Sharks, Wales and British and Irish Lions scrum-half Mike Phillips has announced he plans to retire at the end of the season.
In-form trio Owen Farrell, Courtney Lawes and Joe Launchbury have been nominated for England player of the year, it’s been announced.
Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies believes squeezing the Six Nations into a six-week tournament poses a health risk for players.
Scotland centre Mark Bennett has undergone ACL reconstruction at BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow and could miss up to 12 months of rugby.