The Southern Kings have bolstered their stocks by signing six players for the 2017 Super Rugby campaign.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has selected a relatively inexperienced 32 man squad for their end-of-year internationals.
Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Wales openside flanker Sam Warburton has signed a new National Dual Contract with the region.
Former Wales Sevens assistant coach Gareth Baber will replace Ben Ryan as Fiji Sevens coach.
Rookie Australia winger Marika Koroibete does not expect to make his debut for the Wallabies on their November tour.
The Barbarians have added Lions trio Akker van der Merwe, Kwagga Smith and Ruan Ackermann to their squad to play the Springboks.
The pressure on Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is growing stronger after the Tennessee Titans chalked up a 36-22 win over the Jags.
New coaching consultants Franco Smith and JP Ferreira have made an immediate impact with the Springboks ahead of their November tour.
All Blacks full-back Ben Smith remembers their the injury-time win in Dublin the last time they played Ireland well.
All Black scrum-half TJ Perenara has extended his contract with the New Zealand Rugby until the end of 2017.
Liam Messam and Tim Nanai-Williams will return to the Chiefs for the 2017 Super Rugby season after stints in Japan.
Australia's Sam Carter, Luke Morahan, Paddy Ryan and Toby Smith join the Barbarians ahead of facing South Africa, Czech Republic and Fiji.
Future Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has confirmed that Matt Taylor and Dan McFarland will join him when he starts the job in June.
Canada head coach Mark Anscombe has announced his 28-man squad for next month's internationals against Ireland, Romania and Samoa.
The Brumbies are set to lose coach Stephen Larkham to a full-time coaching role with the Wallabies next year.
Nizaam Carr and Lourens Adriaanse will tour with the Springboks in November as replacements for Jaco Kriel and Jannie du Plessis.
Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper has claimed a runaway John Eales Medal win, becoming the fourth player to claim the honour twice.
England boss Eddie Jones is backing Allister Coetzee to revive the Springboks' fortunes despite a tough year for the two-time world champions.
The Montreal Canadiens are the only unbeaten team in the NHL in regulation time after they saw off the challenge of the New York Islanders.
The Sharks have announced that their director of rugby, Gary Gold, has stepped down from his position.
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