Newcastle have re-signed lock Sebastian de Chaves from Austin in Major League Rugby, where he has helped the Gilgronis to the summit.
Wales have named two uncapped players in a 33-man squad that will be captained by Dan Biggar as they look to shock South Africa in July.
Ospreys boss Toby Booth can’t understand why the last round of games in the United Rugby Championship are not played simultaneously.
Morgan Morris scored a hat-trick as the Ospreys sealed a 50-31 United Rugby Championship win against the Dragons in Swansea on Sunday.
Welsh rugby union has once again been plunged into chaos after a plan to cull a franchise from the 2023/24 season was apparently leaked.
Ospreys have announced the signing of fly-half Jack Walsh from Exeter Chiefs on a two year contract set to begin at the start of next season.
There were victories claimed by the Lions, Zebre, Sharks, Ospreys, Stormers and Ulster in Saturday’s United Rugby Championship fixtures.
The teams have been named for this weekend’s URC games, including Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash between the Stormers and Leinster.
After 12 miserable months out with a serious knee injury, Wales utility back George North is set to make a return to action this weekend.
Planet Rugby features writer James While studies the complex world of a match official team on game day and the pressures they face.