England head coach Eddie Jones' new deal will not rule him out of coaching the British and Irish Lions in South Africa, says RFU boss Steve Brown.
England head coach Eddie Jones has signed a two-year contract extension to stay in the role until 2021.
Ulster flanker Chris Henry says Wasps will provide a tough test in the decisive final Champions Cup pool game on Sunday.
Leinster back Jordan Larmour is the only uncapped player in the Ireland squad for the Six Nations games against France and Italy.
Ulster suffer a blow before Sunday's crunch Champions Cup game with Wasps as Craig Gilroy has surgery on a fractured cheekbone.
DUBLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Leinster's Jordan Larmour was the only new name included in a strong Ireland squad for the opening games of next month's Six Nations, capping a meteoric rise for the 20-year-old fullback, who only made his debut for the province four months ago.
Jan 17 (Reuters) - England's James Haskell will miss the start of the Six Nations after he was handed a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle in a European Champions Cup match last Saturday.
Leicester Tigers boss Matt O'Connor says his struggling side need to keep their belief and shut out the criticism.
LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - France centre Mathieu Bastareaud has been suspended for three weeks for making homophobic comments during Toulon's Champions Cup win over Benetton Treviso on Sunday, and will miss the start of next month's Six Nations.
Jan 17 (Reuters) - France have replaced centre Mathieu Bastareaud with Jonathan Danty in head coach Jacques Brunel's 32-man Six Nations squad, following the Toulon player's three week ban for using homophobic language.
PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - After years of overspending where domestic and European success was bought via cherry-picked foreign superstars, the French Top 14 is stabilising as increased TV revenue has begun to level the playing field for those clubs not backed by a millionaire owner.
Will work alongside successor in final year (Adds Jones quotes)
Wasps flanker James Haskell will England's first two Six Nations games after getting a four-week ban for a dangerous tackle.