Ulster have reportedly aborted their quest to add another Springbok forward to their payroll due to contractual issues.
Eddie Jones hailed the emergence of England’s new crop of rising stars for creating an “enormous competitive strain” on selection as his squad builds towards the 2023 World Cup in France.
Australian international hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa has joined Montpellier on a three-year deal, one of which is optional, the Top 14 club said on Monday.
All Blacks fullback Damian McKenzie will leave the New Zealand Chiefs franchise, based in Hamilton, to join Suntory Sungoliath in Japan, the Japanese franchise announced on Monday.
Springboks Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff and Duane Vermeulen have been selected in the Barbarians match-day squad for Saturday’s match against Samoa at Twickenham.
Dave Rennie has been backed by Michael Cheika, the man he replaced as Wallabies coach, after his furious criticism of match officials’ decisions during the Test defeat to Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
Sean Everitt has expressed concern about the Sharks’ defence ahead of their United Rugby Championship match against Scarlets in Durban on Saturday.
Centre Damian de Allende believes South Africa are on the right track in terms of where they would like to be despite a mixed bag of results this season after wrapping up their 2021 end-of-year tour campaign against England on Saturday.
The Springboks will finish the year with a nearly two-point lead over the second-placed All Blacks in the World Rugby rankings.
Jacques Nienaber says the Springboks will come back stronger in 2022 after ending the year with a “spanner in the engine” following a one-point loss to England in the final Test of the year.