Welsh rugby great John Dawes, who captained the British Lions on its victorious 1971 tour of New Zealand, has died at the age of 80.
Maori All Blacks and former Chiefs wing Sean Wainui has died in a car crash at the age of 25.
Scotland crushed Italy with an eight-try demolition in Edinburgh as the ill-disciplined Azzurri suffered a 52-10 defeat in the Six Nations.
Scotland's Finn Russell will be available for next weekend's potential Six Nations title decider with France, his club Racing 92 announced on Saturday (AEDT).
Iain Balshaw expects "seething" England to unleash fury on Six Nations title contender France after the Red Rose was stunned by "calamitous" refereeing errors in the loss to Wales.
Jamison Gibson-Park retained his place in the Ireland side, while Sean Maitland and Jamie Ritchie will return for Scotland in Monday's (AEDT) Six Nations encounter at Murrayfield.
France legend Serge Betsen believes "winner" Shaun Edwards would make a great England head coach but warned "leave him with us and sort your own problems out".
Scotland's Finn Russell has been suspended for three weeks after striking France's Brice Dulin with his arm in last week's Six Nations game, tournament organisers announced on Tuesday (AEDT).