England call up three uncapped players for the autumn internationals in Semesa Rokoduguni, George Kruis and Calum Clark.
New South Wales Waratahs boss Michael Cheika is named as the new coach of the Wallabies.
Wales prop forward Adam Jones says he is "gutted" at missing out on selection for the autumn internationals.
Having witnessed the horrors of war, Semesa Rokoduguni is making the most of rugby life as an England career beckons.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt denies suggestions that he has influenced team selection in the Irish provinces.
Newly-appointed WRU chairman Gareth Davies is calling for people to work together for the sake of Welsh rugby.
England flanker Matt Kvesic commits his future to Premiership side Gloucester, signing a new undisclosed contract.
Leicester's Manu Tuilagi is ruled out of England's opening autumn international after the recurrence of a groin injury.
Ulster utility back Jared Payne wins his first Ireland call-up as he is named in their 37-man autumn Test squad.
Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies replaces David Pickering as chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union.
Scotland loses its bid to remain a host nation of rugby union's international Sevens World Series circuit.
Wales coach Warren Gatland says the "door is not closed" for Adam Jones after omitting him from the squad for the autumn Tests.
Ulster and Ireland pair Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall face lengthy spells on the sidelines because of injury.
London Welsh host Bordeaux-Begles at The Kassam Stadium in pool four of the Challenge Cup on Thursday (19:45 BST).
Adam Jones and James Hook miss out on Wales' squad for the autumn Tests, but uncapped Ospreys prop Nicky Smith is included.
Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care says becoming a father for the first time has given him added motivation as a player.
Edinburgh lock Grant Gilchrist will captain Scotland in the autumn internationals against Argentina, New Zealand and Tonga.
Saracens hooker Schalk Brits is facing surgery and is not expected to be fit again until "well into the new year".
Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams are named in New Zealand's squad for next month's northern hemisphere Tests.
Bristol and Wales back-rower Ryan Jones is set to return from the ankle injury which has kept him out since May.
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