Waisake Naholo's second-half try helped the Highlanders claim their maiden Super Rugby title with a 21-14 win over the Hurricanes.
Saracens will kick off the defence of their Premiership title at home to Sale Sharks on Saturday, October 17, it's been confirmed.
Hurricanes flanker Callum Gibbins could start in Saturday's final against the Highlanders but genuinely hopes to be on the bench.
Not even an injured eye will prevent Highlanders co-captain Nasi Manu from facing the Hurricanes in Saturday's final in Wellington.
New Zealand scrum-half Andy Ellis never gave up on his All Black dream despite not featuring for four years.
The Namibian national team has released a statement asking for support despite the off-field problems affecting the team.
Former All Blacks full-back Mils Muliaina has been charged with sexual assault, according to a report in the New Zealand press.
The Ospreys have announced the signing of Scarlets wing Kristian Phillips on a one-year contract.
The Sharks have announced the signing of Reds lock David McDuling, who will join the Durban-based franchise until the end of 2016.
The Hurricanes must end a five-year losing streak against the Brumbies on Saturday to book a place in the Super Rugby Final.
The first all-New Zealand final since 2006 sees the best sides in Super Rugby come together when the Hurricanes host the Highlanders....
Glasgow still expect Taqele Naiyaravoro to link up with the squad ahead of the new season, regardless of his Wallaby call-up.
Gloucester have confirmed that club stalwart Peter Buxton has left the Premiership side after thirteen years as a player and manager....
Injured duo Frans Steyn and Pieter-Steph du Toit have been temporarily released by the Boks to continue their rehabilitation in Durban....
Stormers forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has opted not to renew his contract with Western Province and joins Allister Coetzee in Japan....
Waratahs wing Taqele Naiyaravoro is looking to settle in Australia following his Wallabies call-up, putting his Glasgow move in doubt....
Sharks boss Gary Gold is happy with the balance between experience and youth in his squad for this year's Currie Cup.