Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg will miss their November internationals after being ruled out of action for up to 12 weeks with an ankle injury.
Michael Rhodes and Nick Schonert have been included in England’s 36-man training squad in preparation for their four home Tests in November.
World Rugby has advised players and supporters to cover up their tattoo marks during next’s year World Cup in Japan to avoid causing offence.
The Springboks have regained fifth position in the World Rugby rankings after their 36-34 win over the All Blacks in Wellington.
All Blacks flank Liam Squire will miss the rest of the Rugby Championship due to a shoulder injury.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen insists that the Springboks will start Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against his side as favourites.
Damian de Allende and Matt Proudfoot insist head coach Rassie Erasmus has the full support of the entire Springbok set-up.
The World Rugby rankings remain unchanged after round three of the Rugby Championship.
Rassie Erasmus says Siya Kolisi, and not Bongi Mbonambi, was responsible for the lineout overthrow that led to a crucial try for the Wallabies in Brisbane.
All Blacks No 10 Beauden Barrett says the Springboks have two good flyhalf options in Elton Jantjies and Handré Pollard.