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Sexton named Ireland captain as Farrell announces Six Nations squad

Johnny Sexton has been named as Ireland's new captain following the retirement of Rory Best.

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Tompkins, Rees-Zammit in for Wales at Six Nations

Wayne Pivac handed a surprise Six Nations call-up to Saracens centre Nick Tompkins on Wednesday, while 18-year-old Gloucester wing Louis Rees-Zammit was also included in the Wales squad for the first time.

Hogg named Scotland captain for Six Nations

Stuart Hogg was named Scotland captain on Wednesday as coach Gregor Townsend announced his 38-man squad for the Six Nations.

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