Toulon rugby director Philippe Saint-Andre looks set to succeed Marc Lievremont as France coach after the upcoming World Cup.
Luke Narraway has been confirmed as Gloucester's captain for the forgcoming Premiership season.
For the first time this year South Africa won a Tri-Nations match, to the relief of millions of South Africans. We give some stats from the match and include some comparisons with the other four rounds.
PUK flank Siya Mdaka will make his debut for the Leopards when they take on the Blue Bulls in a Currie Cup encounter in Rustenburg on Friday.
The Springboks victory over the All Blacks last Saturday threw open World Cup predictions as the Kiwis attack philosophy failed against the traditional defence-based World Cup winning formula of the Boks.
Leicester number eight Jordan Crane has been ruled out for entire Aviva Premiership season after surgery on a knee injury.
The head of the Tonga Rugby Union has quit in a row over whether former captain Nili Latu should have been included in the World Cup squad and against a background of parliamentary interference.
Australia have named Anthony Fainga'a in their backline for Saturday's Tri-Nations decider against New Zealand.
Tonga coach Isitolo Maka has named brother Finau as captain in his 30-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.
The withdrawal of discarded Wallaby utility back Matt Giteau is one of three changes to the Australian Barbarians side that will face Canada at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.
Blue Bulls lock Juandré Kruger will not be considered for selection when his side take on the Leopards in Rustenburg on the weekend.
The Australian Rugby Union said Tuesday it has found no grounds to take action against three young Wallabies reportedly involved in a drunken brawl on last year's European tour.
A second Test start for Anthony Fainga'a and a return to the starting XV for Radike Samo and Dan Vickerman highlight the Wallabies team for Saturday's Tri-Nations decider in Brisbane.
World number one New Zealand named their most experienced squad on Tuesday as they chase their first World Cup success in 24 years at home in next month's tournament.
Sitiveni Sivivatu, Wyatt Crockett, Liam Messam, Jarrad Hoeata and Hosea Gear have all been left out of New Zealand's 30-man World Cup squad.