Loose forward Ruan Ackermann has signed a new multi-year contract extension with English club Gloucester.
Rassie Erasmus is the odds-on favourite among five contenders to succeed Eddie Jones as England head coach, according to the bookmakers.
Two members of Eddie Jones’ backroom staff have stepped down from their coaching roles with England.
Eddie Jones has come under fire after All Blacks star Beauden Barrett revealed the extent of the England coach’s role at Japanese club Suntory Sungoliath.
Clive Woodward has labelled the Rugby Football Union’s debrief of England’s poor Six Nations campaign as a ‘nonsensical whitewash of excuse-making, box-ticking and corporate twaddle’.
England coach Eddie Jones believes Super Rugby Aotearoa is pointing the way forward for any potential new southern-hemisphere franchise competition.
The Rugby Football Union has announced that it will be conducting a review into the singing of ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’, due to the song’s links to slavery.