Parisse rested for Italy's trip to Ireland, Bortolami to lead
Italy will rest captain Sergio Parisse ahead of the trip to Ireland for its penultimate Six Nations match. Parisse has a calf injury and Italy coach Jacques Brunel has decided to rest him ahead of the following weekend's match against England. Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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Brian O'Driscoll will become the most-capped player in test rugby after being selected in Ireland's team for Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy. The centre will make his 140th test appearance, beating the record he held jointly with former Australia scrumhalf George Gregan. Full Story.
France has made seven changes to its team ahead of Saturday's trip to Scotland in the Six Nations after an embarrassing loss to Wales. Perpignan lock Sebastien Vahaamahina comes in for the injured Yannick Nyanga, with Clermont flanker Alexandre Lapandry and No. 8 Damien Chouly replacing Wenceslas Lauret and Louis Picamoles in an all-new back row. Full Story.