A delayed start by a week to the Six Nations tournament for England and France are amongst the several proposals planned by the Rugby Football Union ahead of the global calendar that will be in place from 2020.
Six Nations officials confirmed that the tournament's Untoward Incident Review Group have launched a probe on France's late replacement of Rabah Slimani in the controversial clash against Wales in the final round in Paris.
French international Yoann Maestri has been slammed with a fine of 30,000 euros (£26,000) for his critical comment about referee Wayne Barnes following the controversial Six Nations clash against Wales in Paris.
Scotland international Huw Jones is set to remain on the sidelines for a lengthy period following his hamstring injury which he sustained during the final round of Six Nations tournament against Italy at Murrayfield.
The final round of Six Nations 2017 tournament between France and Wales at Stade de France was surrounded with controversy with the game extended for 20 additional minutes. France's replacement of Uini Atonio in the final minute was questioned while Wales had raised claims on a biting incident involving George North during the encounter.
Wales head coach Rob Howley said they are awaiting the decision from match citing commissioner John Montgomery on claims about a biting incident involving wing George North following the recent Six Nations clash against France on Saturday.
England failed to create a world record of 19 consecutive wins when they lost to Ireland 13-9 at Aviva Stadium in the final round of Six Nations tournament on Saturday. So here is a look on their 18-match winning streak that helped them level New Zealand's record.
Iain Henderson and Johnny Sexton scored points for Ireland as they sealed a 13-9 victory over England in the final round of Six Nations 2017 at Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Here are the key points and player rankings from the encounter.