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.
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.
The Queensland Rugby Union has signed six more players to the Reds squad ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season.
Coach Felipe Contepomi has named his Argentina XV team to face Uruguay in a pre-World Cup friendly on Montevideo on Saturday.
Australia's Michael Cheika will coach a star-studded Barbarians line-up against Gloucester and Argentina in November.
The Western Force have announced the arrival of former Stormers and Springboks fly-half Peter Grant on the two-season deal.
Wallabies lock Rob Simmons is not too worried over a wrist injury sustained in Saturday's triumph over Argentina in Mendoza.
Argentina could face a devastating blow with news that tighthead prop Ramiro Herrera faces surgery on his knee.
Former All Black Stephen Donald is set to join Toulon as a World Cup joker according to reports in France.
Western Province coach John Dobson has warned that Springbok centre Jean de Villiers is still some way short of his best form.
South Africa could find themselves short of options at tighthead for the final game of the Rugby Championship due to injuries.
Australia head coach Michael Cheika has hit back at Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal after his comments about Quade Cooper.
Former Crusaders and All Blacks wing Zac Guildford has been linked with a return to Super Rugby with the Waratahs for 2016.
Ireland could be dealt a major blow with speculation that Cian Healy will miss the Rugby World Cup because of a neck problem.
Despite being out of action since October, Ireland wing Andrew Trimble is still confident of playing at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit is set to return to action for the Sharks in a friendly against the Golden Lions on Friday.