After no agreement was reached, World Rugby stopped plans for a Nations Championship.
Brian O'Driscoll knows Ireland need Johnny Sexton to be fit and firing if they are to make an impact at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Ahead of the 2019-20 season, Ulster have completed a sensational swoop for Ireland prop Jack McGrath from Leinster.
Rugby's tier-one nations should have the future of the sport in mind when they consider World Rugby's proposed changes, says Brett Gosper.
The Ospreys have confirmed Alun Wyn Jones and George North both sustained injuries during the Six Nations that could end their season.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones beat off competition from Hadleigh Parkes and Josh Adams to be crowned Six Nations Player of the Championship.
Owen Farrell has come in for criticism after a poor second half against Scotland, but Billy Vunipola says it is unwarranted.
The Scarlets have signed up Wales trio Jonathan Davies, Ken Owens and Rob Evans to new deals.
The six-man shortlist for the Six Nations' Player of the Championship award features four Wales players and two from England.