Rugby Union Today: Teams of the week and injury news

Date published: March 12 2018

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we take a look at the standout players from the Six Nations and Super Rugby over the weekend.

What’s on the site

Following the weekend’s action, which saw Ireland claim Europe’s premier competition, we have named our Teams of the Week for the Six Nations and Super Rugby.

Who’s hot and who’s not returns while there are also highlights of the Vancouver Sevens, where Fiji were crowned champions after beating Kenya in the final.

What’s in the news

England received a boost when head coach Eddie Jones claimed that captain Dylan Hartley should be available for this weekend’s clash with Ireland, but that was tempered by Elliot Daly’s potential absence after picking up a foot injury.

Daly was not the only casualty in the France-England encounter with Guilhem Guirado a doubt for their match against Wales.

In Super Rugby, the Lions will be without Warren Whiteley for a month while in the northern hemisphere Connacht announced the signing of back-rower Robin Copeland.

What’s on social media

There was a wonderful moment following Fiji’s victory over Kenya in the Vancouver Sevens.

What’s on TV

The final round of the Six Nations takes place this weekend with ITV showing the opening two games, while the BBC will broadcast Wales v France.

Super Rugby once again takes centre stage on Sky Sports, but they will also have an England-Ireland double-header, with the women going head-to-head before the U20s battle it out.

On BT Sport, it is the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup where Bath will take on Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm – the home of Gloucester – on Sunday.