Dave Rennie says a potential shift to Japan won't count against Tom Banks in the shorter term against England, while Kurtley Beale has not played in France since February. So whom looms as the best option to face England, with a World Cup on the horizon?
Eddie Jones is brushing aside all talk of his England tourists earning another, record-extending clean sweep over the Wallabies.
The countdown to the Wallabies' much-anticipated series with England is on, with the opening Test, at Perth's Optus Stadium, now under two months away. So who looks set to start on the wing and will Marika Koroibete be brought back from Japan?
Michael Hooper has set his sights on a Buddy Franklin-like charge of the SCG as Australia looks to end its long run of outs against England, while coach Dave Rennie has flagged multiple positions where players can still stake a claim for a starting spot.
Perth has won the right to host the opening Test between the Wallabies and England, while the Wallaroos will commence their Rugby World Cup preparations with Tests against Japan and Fijiana in Queensland.
The head of the RFU has repeated his backing of Eddie Jones and his belief that England are making progress, but admitted the upbeat statement of support on Sunday should have shown more understanding of fans' frustration.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie on Sunday announced a first squad for 2022. While the 40-man group will only take part in a training camp next month, the make-up of the squad did provide some key pointers for season ahead.
France claimed their first Grand Slam and championship title in the Six Nations since 2010 as they beat England 25-13 on Saturday.
Players have been constantly told "change your behaviour" in regard to tackle height for the last three years but according to rugby's most famous referee too many are still not getting the message and the consequences can be immensely dangerous.
England coach Eddie Jones has brought in George Furbank to play fullback in their final Six Nations matchup against France on Saturday.
England have dropped Max Malins for their final Six Nations match against France in Paris.
England will be without flanker Tom Curry for their Six Nations finale against France in Paris on Saturday, a blow to coach Eddie Jones as he looks to finish the campaign on a much-needed high.
It took Ireland 70 minutes to finally break England's resolve as the visitors kept their composure and title hopes alive.
Ireland took full advantage of a red card for England lock Charlie Ewels after less than two minutes of Saturday's Six Nations encounter at Twickenham to claim a bonus-point 32-15 victory.
England second-row Charlie Ewels was shown a red card after just 84 seconds in their key Six Nations clash against Ireland at Twickenham.
Tom Curry will feature at open-side flanker for England while Ireland captain Johnny Sexton returns for this weekend's huge Six Nations clash.
Ben Youngs became England most-capped men's player in their 23-19 Six Nations victory against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.
The Reds lost Taniela Tupou before kick-off, Tate McDermott before halftime, had little ball nor territory, but still found a way to scrounge what may prove to be a crucial victory on the road in Sydney.
England centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations clash at home to Wales after picking up a hamstring injury in training, the RFU said on Thursday.
Izack Rodda's contract extension was good news for Australian rugby, but the question must still be asked whether the country puts enough importance on the lock position. Meanwhile, is this the year the Waratahs come unstuck in Super W?
With Super Rugby Pacific underway, and the Six Nations set to resume after a week off, there is plenty happening across the rugby world. Our writers break down some of the big stories in the first edition of Rugby Real or Not.
Former England lock George Kruis will retire from rugby at the end of the season to focus on business commitments.
South Africa have committed to SANZAAR through 2025 despite talk of a move to join the Six Nations, as reports of a fresh plan to set up a Nations Championship appear to have increased backing across the globe.
Veteran centre Manu Tuilagi has been included in a 25-player England squad for a five-day training camp in London announced by head coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday.
England got their Six Nations campaign back on track with a 33-0 bonus-point win in Italy on Sunday, as Jamie George scored two tries and Ben Youngs equalled his country's test cap record.
- ENG4thTries Scored 1st Ireland : 24 Tries ScoredIRE1st824
- ENG3rdPoints Difference 1st Ireland : 105 Points DifferenceIRE1st5105