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Northampton Saints lock Courtney Lawes has signed a new deal that will see him play at Franklin’s Gardens for at least two more seasons.
Wasps winger Christian Wade is reportedly set to leave the game with immediate effect to pursue a lucrative career in the NFL.
Warren Whiteley and Aphiwe Dyantyi return for the Golden Lions when they take on the Sharks in Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final in Durban.
The Blue Bulls have moved Trevor Nyakane from tighthead to loosehead for the Currie Cup semi-final against Western Province.
Waratahs back-row Jed Holloway is a surprise inclusion in the Wallabies squad for the third Bledisloe Test in Yokohama later this month.
Round Two of the Challenge Cup kicks off on Friday with the Dragons hosting Northampton Saints in the marquee match at Rodney Parade.
Scrum-half Nick McCarthy will make the move to Munster from Leinster at the start of the 2019/20 season after signing a two-year deal.
WP head coach John Dobson has made four changes and a positional switch for Saturday’s semi-final with the Blue Bulls at Newlands.
Jonny May and Will Spencer return to the Leicester Tigers team for Friday’s Champions Cup game against the Scarlets at Welford Road.
Thomas du Toit and Daniel du Preez have returned to the Sharks’ starting XV for Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final with the Golden Lions.
Gregor Townsend has confirmed new Scotland call-up Blade Thomson will miss the international against Wales due to Scarlets commitments.
England coach Eddie Jones has named a 36-man squad to fly to Portugal for a training camp to prepare for their Test with South Africa.
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika said although a change in attitude is needed in his coaching set-up, he is still backing his assistants.
Ahead of the second round of this season’s Champions Cup, we take a look at the best bets from two pool fixtures taking place this weekend.
Wasps back-row Nathan Hughes has been suspended for six weeks which rules him out for three of England’s upcoming end-of-year Tests.
Bristol Bears have announced that veteran George Smith has extended his stay with the club for the remainder of the Premiership campaign.
England will be without loosehead prop Mako Vunipola for their entire November international series after he was ruled out for eight weeks.
France head coach Jacques Brunel has named his squad ahead of the November internationals, with Louis Picamoles included in the group.
Semi Radradra and Josua Tuisova are the high-profile inclusions in Fiji’s squad named for their matches against Scotland, Uruguay and France.
Benetton Rugby number eight Nasi Manu is set to begin a cycle of chemotherapy in the coming days, the PRO14 side has announced.