In isolation, Eddie Jones' admission that England are mentally fragile is quite something six months out from the World Cup.
The Ireland that wears the Six Nations crown finally turned up on Sunday in mastering France 26-14 at Lansdowne Road.
Manu Tuilagi scored two tries in a dominant display as England thrashed Italy 57-14 to keep their Six Nations title hopes intact.
Wales survived a second-half onslaught from Scotland to prevail 18-11 at Murrayfield and will return home to play for the Six Nations Grand Slam.
Rugby Australia is set to be approached by 'high-ranking sporting officials' with claims of match fixing during a Wallabies match a number of years ago.
World Rugby has moved to clarify its position on the merits and structure of an annual global competition.
World Rugby vice chairman Agustin Pichot appears to have broken ranks over the radical World League proposal.
Former England international Will Greenwood may be onto a new trend for kicking dropped goals in rugby.
Ireland have recovered to claim a 26-16 victory over Italy in the Six Nations to keep their hopes of retaining the title alive.
Wales struggled to overpower Italy 26-15 in the Six Nations, notching up a record-equalling 11th straight victory.
Ireland got their Six Nations campaign back on track with a pulsating 22-13 victory over Scotland at the weekend.
Winger Jonny May scored a hat-trick in the first half hour as a scintillating England ripped through a sorry France for a 44-8 victory at Twickenham.
Wales were saved by a couple of shocking French errors and sheer force of habit as they achieved a great escape in a thrilling 24-19 comeback win in the Six Nations opener at the Stade de France.
Winger Blair Kinghorn scored a hat-trick of tries and pivot Finn Russell provided decisive moments of genius as Scotland got their Six Nations campaign off to a winning start against Italy.
A resurgent England has upset Six Nations champions Ireland, handing Joe Schmidt a first ever home defeat in the championship with a resounding 32-20 victory.
Ireland's Kiwi rugby coach Joe Schmidt has given the Six Nations an explosive start claiming his team has been spied on.
English rugby's new billionaire backers will reportedly use their "landmark deal" as a stepping stone for a much bigger target - test rugby.