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This week we will be mostly concerning ourselves with Munster, Michael Cheika, Sam Burgess and random TMO interjections.
Ulster duo Darren Cave and Robbie Diack have been passed fit for this weekend’s PRO12 fixture against Munster.
Premiership and Champions Cup holders Saracens have confirmed that wing Chris Ashton will join Toulon at the end of the 2016/17 season.
Connacht announced the contract renewals of senior players, centre Bundee Aki and second-row Ultan Dillane, in a boost for the province.
Scotland head Coach Vern Cotter named a 31-man Scotland squad for the forthcoming November Test matches, leaving out Matt Scott.
Our resident analyst returns to study Castres’ impressive showing in their 41-7 victory against Northampton in the Champions Cup.
Wales utility-back Liam Williams has suffered an ankle injury and will be out for two weeks in a major blow for his region and country.
Hawke’s Bay hooker Ash Dixon has replaced Charlie Ngatai as captain of the Maori All Blacks squad for their three-match tour in November.
Australia coach Michael Cheika has included former rugby league star Marika Koroibete in his 32-man touring squad for their November tour.
Pieter-Steph du Toit became the second Springbok lock in two seasons to be named SA Rugby Player of the Year.