Jonathan Joseph would find it "difficult" to flourish in a Test side that favoured pragmatism over all-out attack.
Tommy O'Donnell says Ireland cannot afford to base their RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam bid on the "past glories".
Italy have confirmed they will bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023.
Dominic Day says there can be no sense of panic in the Bath ranks after a three-game losing run.
Wales captain Sam Warburton will be "fit and available" for next week's Six Nations showdown against Ireland in Cardiff.
English referee Wayne Barnes will take charge of the Six Nations clash between Wales and Ireland in Cardiff on March 14.
Newport Gwent Dragons have announced the signing of Wasps duo Charlie Davies and Ed Jackson
Team news for Friday's Aviva Premiership meeting between Bath and Sale Sharks at the Recreation Ground.
London Scottish have signed former England U20 international centre Guy Armitage on loan from London Irish.
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has pulled three Glasgow players from weekend action.