Explosive centre Samu Kerevi will miss Australia’s Test against Japan on Saturday with the barnstorming centre ruled out with an ankle injury in a huge blow for the Wallabies.
Gregor Townsend has named a 42-man squad for the Autumn Nations Series Tests against Tonga, Australia and South Africa.
Brisbane-raised forward Jack Cornelsen says it would be surreal to be named in the Japanese team to tackle the Wallabies in Oita on Saturday.
Sam Whitelock has been re-appointed All Blacks captain for their five-match northern hemisphere tour which starts in the United States this weekend.
Sevens coaches Tim Walsh and John Manenti must reapply for their jobs after Rugby Australia's review into the Rugby Sevens program.
Eddie Jones' England rugby squad have been hit hard with injury after hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie suffered an ankle complaint and Anthony Watson ruptured his ACL.
Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has named his 32-man squad to take on Wales, Scotland and England without veteran Morne Steyn, who has retired.
Wallabies playmaker Quade Cooper says discussions are still continuing about whether he will continue on to the UK for three Tests after the Japan match.
Moana Pasifika have added another former Wallabies veteran to their growing squad with prop Sekope Kepu joining playmaker Christian Lealiifano.
Nine uncapped players have been named in France's squad for their rugby Tests against Argentina, Georgia and New Zealand in November.
Eddie Jones has overlooked four of England rugby's biggest names in his 34-strong squad for November Tests against Tonga, Australia and South Africa.
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Prop Allan Alaalatoa says he will use the pain of leaving his newborn daughter for the Wallabies' spring tour as motivation to reclaim a starting jersey.
Chiefs and Maori All Blacks back Sean Wainui has died in a car accident near Tauranga in New Zealand.
England-based former NRL player Junior Sa'u is switching codes and countries to join Washington Old Glory in America's Major League Rugby competition.
Star winger Marika Koroibete will miss the Wallabies' spring tour of Japan and the UK after staying in Australia for the birth of his third child.
Former Wallabies World Cup playmaker Christian Lealiifano is the first big name to formally commit to Moana Pasifika for their Super Rugby Pacific debut season.
All Blacks captain Sam Cane says they won't be taking the United States lightly when they meet in a Test match next week in Washington.
Aussie-born Charlie Savala, a former NRL player with the Sydney Roosters, has been selected in Scotland's training squad for their autumn rugby union series.
Wales have eight British & Irish Lions, and DR Congo-born newcomer Christ Tshiunza, in their squad for the autumn Tests, including the Wallabies Test.
Izaia Perese says he has learnt a lot from his journey, which included a drugs charge while playing in the NRL, and is grateful for another Wallabies chance.
The growth of artificial surfaces has led to a change in regulations allowing male rugby union players to wear tights or leggings.
Australia has missed out on hosting a leg of the World Rugby Sevens series because of logistical challenges associated with the coronavirus.
Japan has named 10 uncapped players in a 37-man squad to take on Australia, Ireland, Portugal and Scotland in autumn Tests.
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