Less than a month before the Six Nations is due to start, Bernard Laporte is in no doubt that the competition will go ahead.
Alun Wyn Jones, the most capped Test player of all time, expects to captain Wales in their first match of the Six Nations in Cardiff.
The ongoing COVID-19 situation has led to uncertainty over whether the British and Irish Lions will travel as planned.
Wales could be without captain Alun Wyn Jones for their Six Nations opener against Ireland as he recovers from a knee injury.
France and New Zealand will meet in the pool phase of the 2023 World Cup, while England are alongside Argentina and Japan.
After being on the back foot for much of the first half, Ireland roared back to beat Scotland and finish third in the Autumn Nations Cup.
England produced a magnificent defensive display and Jonny May scored a first-half double as the Six Nations champions beat Ireland.
Fit-again George Ford will be among the replacements for England against Ireland, with Owen Farrell keeping his spot at number 10.
Johnny Sexton's hamstring injury has given Ross Byrne the chance to start for Ireland when they face Six Nations champions England.
Eddie Jones has given another demonstration of England's strength in despite by leaving Jack Willis out of the squad to face Ireland.