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Australia centre Matt Giteau is not expected to return to action for his club, Toulon, until close to Christmas after breaking his ankle.
PRO12 managing director Martin Anayi has added to the calls for the Six Nations to be moved to later in the year.
The Springboks arrived in Argentina late on Monday and immediately started with their preparations on Tuesday in Buenos Aires.
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Gloucester signing Jeremy Thrush says he is starting to find his feet after a successful preseason.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt should take his time in deciding his future, says Connacht coach Pat Lam.
Western Province winger Kobus Wyk has been poached by Bordeaux-Bègles according to South African media reports.
Edinburgh coach Alan Solomons has named Stuart McInally and Grant Gilchrist as the team’s co-captains for the 2016/17 season.
Exeter flyer Jack Nowell said that he avoided surgery before England’s tour to Australia to make sure he could play.
Clermont could welcome back veteran hooker Benjamin Kayser this weekend for the Top 14 clash against Montpellier.