Here are your rugby headlines from Wales and beyond for Saturday, March 6.
Lions reject Australia's offer
The British and Irish Lions board has reportedly turned down Australia's offer to host this summer's series against South Africa.
The Lions are due to tour South Africa in July and August but the coronavirus, vaccine and spectator situation means the tour is fraught with complications.
The BBC report that after a meeting on Friday, it was decided that staging the tour in Australia - who have bid to host the series in January with the expectation they could have full-capacity stadiums - is not a viable option.
The saga is now set to rumble on into next week at least, with four options remaining on the table: a home "tour", a tour to South Africa with matches played behind closed doors, a postponement or cancellation.
Jonah Holmes: 'It's been frustrating watching Wales'
Five-cap Wales international Jonah Holmes has opened up about his frustration watching Wales during the Six Nations, admitting he needs to get a string of games together and hopefully take his next chance.
Dragons winger Holmes, 28 - who moved from Leicester Tigers to Wales last season - missed out on Six Nations squad selection due to injury but is now hoping a run of performances can earn a recall.
"It's been frustrating watching Wales but it happens, I just have to take it on the chin," he told the Western Telegraph.
"It's good to have players in your position doing well. It's hard to take sometimes but it ends up driving competition and making everybody a better player.
"I need to play regularly and show that I could be in the squad. I just need to play and hope that I take the next chance I get."
Holmes has made nine appearances since heading to Wales for the 2019/2020 season, and knows he needs to do more.
"I've barely touched the ball and hopefully I can string some games together and do some running. It happens sometimes as a winger, there are just some games where you don't get much ball.
"You have to adapt your game to try and get your hands on the ball, and that's something I need to do in the next few weeks."
WillGriff John sin-binned as Sale Sharks move to second in Premiership
Sale Sharks moved to second in the Gallagher Premiership table on Friday night after defeating Newcastle Falcons 31-16, even after Wales call-up WillGriff John was sin-binned.
The hosts led at the break thanks to tries from Marland Yarde and Lood de Jager, while Brett Connon's penalties got the Falcons off the mark.
Sale had WillGriff John, who was called up to Wales' Six Nations squad after Dillon Lewis was released through injury, sent to the sin-bin for a dangerous clear-out after the break before Joel Matavesi got the Falcons' only try.
The Sharks' win was confirmed late on when Simon Hammersley crossed over.
Sam Underhill hands England a fitness boost
Sam Underhill makes his comeback from a hip problem for Bath on Saturday to raise the prospect of him appearing in the final two rounds of England's Guinness Six Nations campaign.
The Gallagher Premiership clash with Exeter will be Underhill's first outing since sustaining the injury in January, forcing him to miss the Championship games against Scotland, Italy and Wales.
Jack Willis took his place in England's 28-man squad but the Wasps flanker sustained a serious knee injury against the Azzurri and is ruled out long term.
The vacancy created by Willis' absence has been filled by 19-year-old Leicester back-five forward George Martin and his spot would be under threat if Jones does opt to recall Underhill.
Adam Hastings banned for Scotland clashes against Ireland and Italy
Adam Hastings' Scotland return will be further delayed after he was handed a three-game ban for his red card against Leinster on Sunday.
Catching a high ball in the 37th minute of Glasgow Warriors' Guinness PRO14 fixture, an airborne Hastings raised his lead leg and his boot made contact with Cian Kelleher's face.
Referee Frank Murphy produced his red card following the TMO review and the disciplinary process concluded the incident merited a mid-range entry point.
Given the mitigating factors, including the player's acceptance of foul play, a 50 per cent reduction was applied to the default ban of six weeks, meaning Hastings will miss the next three meaningful games.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend had recalled the 24-year-old to his squad for the Six Nations match with France, which was scheduled for last weekend before a coronavirus outbreak in the French camp saw the fixture postponed.
Hastings has not played for his country since he sustained a shoulder injury in the 14-10 win over Wales in Llanelli back in October but returned to action with Glasgow against Ulster on February 19, before starting the Warriors' defeat to Leinster on Sunday.
Hastings, who will join Gloucester at the end of the season, will now be absent for Scotland's next two Six Nations fixtures against Ireland and Italy, with his ban due to end at midnight on March 21.
He could feature in the rearranged clash with France, which is being lined up for March 26, the PA news agency understands.