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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.

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