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World Rugby announced that a simplified rule book will be introduced from early next year in which the game’s laws will become clearer.
Springbok Malcolm Marx leads the nominations for the SA Rugby Player of the Year awards with three, with four other players nominated twice.
Aimee Barrett-Theron became the first woman on SA Rugby’s Premier referees panel when she was added to the top tier of match officials.
The Sharks have confirmed that Robert du Preez will join the club from Western Province and reunite with his twin brothers and father in 2018.
SA Rugby have confirmed that Sharks loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez will miss the Boks’ end-of-year tour to Europe with a fractured ankle.
Wasps have signed 26-year-old South African loose-forward Nizaam Carr who joins on a three-month contract as injury cover.
Western Province finished their season on a high when they beat the Sharks 33-21 in the Currie Cup Final in Durban on Saturday.