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Hawke’s Bay hooker Ash Dixon has replaced Charlie Ngatai as captain of the Maori All Blacks squad for their 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.
Free State Cheetahs prop Ox Nche says he is disappointed at his omission from the Springbok squad, but says he will be patient.
Now that the dust has settled on the second round of action in this season’s Champions Cup, we have selected our team of the week.
Saracens star Maro Itoje will require surgery after fracturing his right hand, which rules him out of England’s November Tests.
The Springboks will spend an extra 20 minutes after each training session working on their defensive and kicking skills.
Premiership clubs will release their Welsh players as a once off gesture for Wales’s Test against Australia on November 5.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has committed himself to the job until the 2019 World Cup, ending months of speculation about his future.
Ospreys outside-back Keelan Giles will join the Welsh training squad after some stand out performances with the club.