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executive at the end of the year, with Nigel Melville taking over on an interim basis. Donnybrook. In the U20s tournament, it’s Ireland v England (Cork) and Scotland v Italy (Gala) on 1 Feb and France v Wales (Vannes) on 3 Feb. For all the fixtures, see sixnationsrugby.com Fiji and Samoa have both been elected onto the World Rugby Council. RugbyWorld reported earlier this year how the unions were changing their governance structures in a bid to earn seats on the Council. Referee John Lacey will retire at the end of the season to take up a high-performance role at the IRFU.