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With some exuberant, young recruits joining the Springbok squad, some of the veterans will need to have a big tour to keep their jersey, while some positions are open for the taking.
Northampton Saints prop Ethan Waller says the fans play a massive part in the the way the team performs.
Munster utility-back Keith Earls has been suspended for two weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London.
Leicester Tigers recent signing Matt Toomua has to undergo surgery after injuring his knee.
Bath have announced that hooker Tom Dunn has signed a new, long-term contract extension with the Premiership club.
England coach Eddie Jones says that his side needs depth to topple to the Springboks for the first time since 2006.
Retired Leinster utility back Luke Fitzgerald says that Ireland should be focusing on homegrown talent.
Gloucester have announced that second row James Hudson has retired from professional rugby with immediate effect.
Bath coach Todd Blackadder believes if any team can beat New Zealand it is likely to be Ireland.
France head coach Guy Novès has announced a 32-man squad, which includes Charles Ollivon, in preparation for their November Tests.