Exeter head coach Rob Baxter has urged England to pick Henry Slade ahead of Sam Burgess when it comes to the selection crunch.
Tasman have completed the signing of 27-year-old full-back Trent Renata, who will play for the Makos during 2015's ITM Cup season.
The Reds have re-signed Japanese Test number eight Hendrik Tui for the 2016 Super Rugby season.
Versatile front-row Albert Anae has joined the Brumbies on a one-year deal with an option for a second year.
The All Blacks and Maori All Blacks could feature in matches in Chicago on successive days in 2016.
Australia flank Michael Hooper will be able to face New Zealand after being suspended for one week by a SANZAR Judicial Hearing.
Tonga did all they could to make the Pacific Nations Cup Final following a 33-19 victory over the USA in Toronto.
Fiji required a massive defensive stand in the dying minutes to defeat Japan 27-22 and book their spot in the Pacific Nations Cup Final....
Samoa booked their place in the Pacific Nations Cup Final when they claimed a nail-biting 21-20 win over Canada in Toronto.
Sam Burgess is set to start for England at inside centre in their first warm-up clash against France and avoid the next squad cut.
The Chiefs have announced that they have re-signed All Blacks scrum-half Tawera Kerr-Barlow for the next two years.
Scotland fly-half Finn Russell has taken stock of a monumental rise to the top of the game ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
Finding a new head coach for the Bulls is proving to be a trickier task than expected, according to reports in South Africa.
The Wallabies must sweat further on flanker Michael Hooper's fate after his disciplinary hearing was adjourned until Thursday.
Jerry Collins' final action was to protect his daughter in the car crash that killed the former All Black and his partner.
Flanker Lappies Labuschagne will captain the Blue Bulls against Japanese outfit Canon Eagles, in Machida, Tokyo on Friday.
Gloucester have announced that Tom Savage and Charlie Sharples have agreed new long-term contracts at Kingsholm.