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Ireland and Ulster wing Tommy Bowe has announced that he will call time on his professional rugby career at the end of the current season.
Munster lock Jean Kleyn has ruled out representing the Springboks and instead has Ireland ambitions when he qualifies for residency in 2019.
Scotland prop Darryl Marfo has been ruled out of the first two matches of the Six Nations as he continues his rehabilitation from a back injury.
Leinster senior coach Stuart Lancaster has confirmed that Garry Ringrose will be sidelined for the opening rounds of the Six Nations.
England centre Ben Te’o is a major doubt for the opening two matches of the Six Nations as he battles back from a troublesome ankle injury.
England and British and Irish Lions inside centre Owen Farrell has been crowned the Rugby Union Writers’ Club personality of the year for 2017.
Munster have confirmed that Head of Athletic Performance Aled Walters will leave the side in March, with reports linking him to the Springboks.