Eddie Jones has included three uncapped players for his England squad for the Six Nations, which starts in February.
Rhys Webb was a notable absentee from Wales' Six Nations squad, but Dan Lydiate returns and the uncapped Josh Macleod has been included.
England's Six Nations preparations have been impacted by a positive coronavirus test for assistant coach Matt Proudfoot.
South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus says the world champions are prepared to go to "option Z" to ensure they face the Lions.
Less than a month before the Six Nations is due to start, Bernard Laporte is in no doubt that the competition will go ahead.
Jake Ball will leave Wales next July and return to Australia, having not yet been able to meet his newborn baby.
Wales could be without captain Alun Wyn Jones for their Six Nations opener against Ireland as he recovers from a knee injury.
One of rugby's most prominent referees Nigel Owens has spoken of his bulimia struggle in a television programme on male eating disorders.
Scottish Rugby has announced head coach Gregor Townsend - who has been in the job since 2017 - has signed a two-year extension.
Owen Farrell thanked his England team-mates for giving him the chance to win the Autumn Nations Cup final, even after earlier missed kicks.