Scrumhalf Finlay Christie will make his first international start after he was named in a new-look All Blacks starting XV to face the USA in Washington DC on Saturday.
Take a look at a few of rugby’s long-standing and budding rivalries between individual players at franchise and international level.
Veteran flank Lappies Labuschagne has been named Japan captain for their Test against the Wallabies in Oita on Saturday.
Following the Springbok squad announcement, vote for the players you think were unlucky to miss out on selection for the upcoming three-Test tour.
Take a look at the top stats and performances from round four of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship this past weekend.
Fabien Galthie has named nine uncapped players in his 42-man squad for France’s three end-of-year Tests in November.
The Springboks and Sale Sharks have been dealt a massive blow with news that Faf de Klerk could be out of action for up to five months due to a hip injury.
Jake White believes the four South African franchises need to adapt to the refereeing and different interpretations of the laws to compete successfully in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.
Jake White remained tight-lipped about a contentious refereeing decision that went against the Vodacom Bulls in the dying stages of their defeat to Edinburgh on Saturday.
Jake White and the Vodacom Bulls are set to offer Morne Steyn a contract extension despite the veteran Springbok flyhalf contemplating retiring from the game.