The Melbourne Rebels have bolstered their second-row stocks after Trevor Hosea signed a new deal until the end of the 2023 World Cup.
Scotland back-row Jamie Ritchie is hopeful of being included in the British and Irish Lions squad alongside his team-mate Hamish Watson.
Exeter Chiefs number eight Sam Simmonds looks set to be in line for a call-up to the British & Irish Lions squad for the tour to South Africa.
Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones is the front-runner to be named captain of the British & Irish Lions when the squad is announced on Thursday.
The British & Irish Lions squad is unlikely to include loosehead prop Joe Marler, with the England international revealing he hasn’t been asked.
Five outsiders who could make the British & Irish Lions squad.
Brian O’Driscoll has launched an attack on the PRO14 and believes the lack of quality in the competition led to Leinster’s defeat to La Rochelle.
Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster believes that Johnny Sexton has done more than enough to be selected in Warren Gatland’s Lions squad.
Sale Sharks boss Alex Sanderson believes that injured England centre Manu Tuilagi deserves to be in the British and Irish Lions conversation.
Former Edinburgh scrum-half Nic Groom has signed a deal to play for Premiership side London Irish until the end of the current season.