We look over Italy’s recent Six Nations campaign and how Kieran Crowley’s men are looking ahead of the Rugby World Cup in France.
Ireland and Leinster back-row forward Dan Leavy has been forced into an early retirement after medical advice on a long-term knee injury.
Ronan O’Gara has thrown his support behind Eddie Jones but says he is open to coaching England as the race for Jones’s successor heats up.
It’s our round-up of this week’s best social media posts in rugby union.
England scored 12 tries as they dominated Italy in their second game of the Women’s Six Nations, running out 74-0 winners in Parma on Sunday.
Round Two of the Women’s Six Nations began on Saturday with France thrashing Ireland and Wales sealing a bonus-point win over Scotland.
James Davies has been forced into retirement by concussion as it poses too much of a risk for Wales and Scarlets flanker to continue playing.
Planet Rugby features writer James While has looked over the options available to the RFU once Eddie Jones leaves as England head coach.
France captain Antoine Dupont outlines defence coach Shaun Edwards’ influence on the side after they claimed a first Grand Slam in 12 years.
Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter wants the RFU to provide a good job description before he’ll entertain the notion of becoming England boss.