Italy coach Jacques Brunel is set to step away from the international scene in 2016 and return to French club rugby.
Chiefs prop Ben Afeaki's ongoing concussion problems could lead to him retiring as early as six weeks into the Super Rugby season.
There's been an awful lot of huffing and puffing in the press this week - both in Wales and South Africa - but not much of it is justified....
Australia captain Michael Hooper has labelled his English counterpart Chris Robshaw an "absolute pest" ahead of Saturday's fixture.
Fiji's Rupeni Caucaunibuca, who on Thursday ended his eight-year stay in France, wants to play Sevens in Sri Lanka, reports claimed.
England have handed Gloucester back Billy Twelvetrees the inside centre berth for this Saturday's Test against the Wallabies.
England coach Stuart Lancaster said it was a "bonus" that cross-code star Sam Burgess was set for an earlier than expected Bath debut....
Bath head coach Mike Ford admits to being surprised that Semesi Rokoduguni was not selected by England to take on Australia.
Wales number ten Dan Biggar has highlighted composure as being key when his team take to the field against South Africa on Saturday.
Leicester full-back Mathew Tait is set to join Bayonne on a two-year deal at the end of the season, according to reports in France.
Bryan Habana has not been included in Toulon's squad to face Clermont despite not being available for South Africa against Wales.
Golden Lions scrum-half Ross Cronje has been called up to the Springbok tour squad in Cardiff as replacement for Rudy Paige.
Blue Bulls full-back Warrick Gelant will make his debut for South Africa at the World Sevens Series tournament in Dubai in December.
Munster boss Anthony Foley has named a strong matchday squad to face Ulster in Friday's PRO12 derby at Thomond Park.
Sam Burgess has been named on Bath's replacements bench for Friday's clash with Harlequins at the Recreation Ground.
After their defeat to Australia, Wales will be determined to return to the victory trail against Fiji at the Millennium Stadium on...
France's thrashing of Australia in 2012 is the high point of Philippe Saint-André's reign, the pressure is on for a repeat performance....