David Pocock will start for the Wallabies in their World Cup opener against Fiji in Sapporo on Saturday.
The SA Rugby magazine team rounds up some of the interesting news snippets making headlines around the world.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and captain Kieran Read lamented an uncharacteristically ill-disciplined performance after suffering a 47-26 defeat by Australia in Perth on Saturday.
Former Springbok captain Corné Krige says Rassie Erasmus must pick a fetcher to counter the threat of Wallabies flanks David Pocock and Michael Hooper. DYLAN JACK reports.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper says coach Michael Chieka is ignoring talk of his future ahead of their clash with the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper has signed a new five-year contract with Rugby Australia.
Brumbies hooker Folau Fainga’a and fullback Tom Banks have been included in a 32-man Wallabies squad for the Test series against Ireland in June.