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Jack Crowley celebrates Munster’s win over Castres: the way in which Crowley plays the game very much fits the attacking shape that Farrell and backs’ coach Mike Catt are honing with Ireland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jack Crowley celebrates Munster’s win over Castres: the way in which Crowley plays the game very much fits the attacking shape that Farrell and backs’ coach Mike Catt are honing with Ireland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Organised chaos is a phrase that is rarely far from the mind when looking at the continuing impact of Covid-19 on northern hemisphere club rugby.

The United Rugby Championship (URC) has been hit by a raft of postponements that will necessitate some of the fixture schedule taking place during the Six Nations, while travelling to and from South Africa is another conundrum that will take some untangling.

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