Eddie Jones has named a 31-man squad for England’s two-Test tour to Argentina in June.
Dylan Hartley will captain a squad that includes 15 uncapped players. In the pack, props Will Collier (Harlequins) and Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs) are included with second-row Nick Isiekwe (Saracens) and back-row forwards Sam Underhill (Ospreys/Bath Rugby) as well as brothers Ben and Tom Curry (both Sale Sharks).
In the backs, scrum-half Jack Maunder (Exeter Chiefs) receives his first senior call-up alongside fly-half Piers Francis (Auckland Blues/Northampton Saints), backs Alex Lozowski (Saracens) and Harry Mallinder (Northampton Saints), centres Joe Marchant (Harlequins) and Sam James (Sale Sharks) as well as wings Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Nathan Earle (Saracens) and Joe Cokanasiga (London Irish).
The British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer has been revealed.
Wales skipper Sam Warburton will again skipper the side after leading the Lions to a series victory over Australia in 2013 but there's no place for England's Dylan Hartley.
Canada have won their first ever Rugby Sevens title in a shock final as they took on fellow North Americans USA in the final.
The Worlds Series circuit was in Singapore as New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, England and Australia fell in the earlier rounds.
Canada coach Damian McGrath told AFP:
"This is a huge achievement that will resonate across all North America. The more exposure we get the more people are interested and the more people are interested, the bigger the game grows."
Sam Warburton is expected to miss the next six weeks with a knee injury.
The Wales and Cardiff Blues Flanker suffered a medial ligament strain against Ulster last week. He is the favourite to captain the British and Irish Lions on their forthcoming tour of New Zealand.
Saracens eased past Glasgow Warriors to set up a Champions Cup semi-final with Munster, while Clermont Auvergne won the battle of the French with an impressive win over Toulon, and they will face Leinster in another sparkling semi-final.
2017 Champions Cup Semi Final Draw
- Saracens v Munster
- Clermont Auvergne v Leinster
Scotland's full-back Stuart Hogg has won Six Nations player of the championship for the second consecutive year.
The Glasgow Warriors player received nearly 25% of the vote having scored three tries and helped Scotland to three wins in the tournament.
Ireland flanker CJ Stander came second and France's Louis Picamoles came third.
The top two Rugby Union sides in the world will not play each other this year despite suggestions that the fixture would take place.
New Zealand will instead take on the Barbarians while England are already set to play Australia, Argentina and Samoa.
This hotly anticipated fixture will now likely take place in 2018.
There's just one change for Scotland ahead of their game against Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday.
In comes Ross Ford for Fraser Brown at hooker for what is head coach Vern Cotter's last match in charge.
Billy Vunipola and Anthony Watson are restored to the starting XV for England as they look to wrap up the Six Nations Grand Slam against Ireland.
Vunipola is in for Nathan Hughes while Watson replaces Jack Nowell as England seek a record-breaking 19th straight victory.
England have named their squad to face Scotland in the Calcutta Cup on Saturday.
Billy Vunipola is on the bench having made his comeback from a knee injury last weekend with Nathan Hughes retaining his spot in the England pack.
Scrum-half Ben Youngs, centre Jonathan Joseph and wing Jack Nowell are all recalled.
Wales are unchanged for their game against Ireland in the Six Nations on Friday.
Dan Biggar retains his spot at fly-half with George North keeping his place on the wing.
Automatic promotion to the Premiership will be introduced in 2018 after the Rugby Football Union decided to scrap the Championship play-offs.