Fiji defence coach Peter Ryan has announced that his role with the national team has ended after they overspent on their World Cup budget.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the injury-prone Sonny Bill Williams would be an automatic selection if he regains full fitness in time for the World Cup.
Referee Nigel Owens says shunned fullback Israel Folau only has himself to blame for the termination of his contract by Rugby Australia.
Romain Poite, Nic Berry and Paul Williams will referee the Springbok matches in the shortened Rugby Championship this year.
Jake White says it’s time to consider scrapping the rule that forces teams to announce their match-day squads at least 48 hours before kick-off.
Franco Smith will vacate his position as Cheetahs head coach at the end of the year to take over as Italy boss.
The Spanish women’s team will travel to South Africa in September for a three-game tour, including a Test match against the Bok Women.
Montpellier owner Mohad Altrad has suggested that Vodacom Bulls and Bok flyhalf Handré Pollard has ‘agreed in principle’ to join the French club after the World Cup.
Outgoing Wales coach Warren Gatland is expected to be kept on as the British & Irish Lions coach for their tour to South Africa in 2021.
All Blacks and Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo will join London Irish at the end of the year.