Former Springbok Jannie du Plessis and his family are in mourning after their one-year-old son tragically died in their swimming pool.
There’s a history of anti-climactic France v New Zealand clashes and there’s also a history of France upsetting All Black sides in fine form.
Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am is looking forward to bringing both his A-game and excelling on D against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Rugby players are told by a World Rugby initiative that depression and alcohol consumption are among 12 possible risk factors for dementia.
Glasgow scrum-half George Horne is hoping for a start for Scotland in this week’s Autumn Nations Series fixture with Japan at Murrayfield.
Ireland have called in Luke McGrath to their squad ahead of their Test against Argentina on Saturday after Jamison Gibson-Park was injured.
New Zealand coach John Plumtree admits that fly-half Beauden Barrett may be absent for their Autumn Nations Series encounter with France.
Wallabies fly-half James O’Connor is looking for a repeat of his first ever Test at fly-half when they face Wales in the Autumn Nations Series.
Fiji winger Eroni Sau, sent off after 25 minutes against Wales in Cardiff last week, has been banned for five weeks by a disciplinary committee.
South Africa boss Jacques Nienaber has named his 23 to face England in the Autumn Nations Series, with Cobus Reinach being handed a start.