Australian-born duo Ben Gunter and Jack Cornelsen will make their international debuts for Japan against the Wallabies in Oita on Saturday.
Munster wing Simon Zebo has been included in Ireland’s squad for their Autumn Nations Series clashes with Japan, New Zealand and Argentina.
Gregor Townsend has named his full complement of 2021 British and Irish Lions in his 42-man Scotland squad for the Autumn Nations Series.
Exposure to multiple concussions may affect rugby union players’ cognitive function in older age, a new study on 146 former players has found.
Bath and England wing Anthony Watson has been backed to return from his latest injury setback by his Premiership club’s boss Stuart Hooper.
England hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie has been backed by Exeter boss Rob Baxter to return in time for their Champions Cup clash with Montpellier.
All Blacks assistant coach John Plumtree has revealed that Sam Whitelock will be leading the team when they face the USA on Saturday.