The Italian Rugby Federation has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 World Cup.
World Cup-winner Richard Hill has been appointed as England's team manager, the Rugby Football Union has announced.
England are open to Eddie Jones remaining beyond the 2019 World Cup and could look overseas again if he does step down.
Chris Ashton has refused to give up hopes of an England recall, despite his latest lengthy suspension.
The idea of a new world club championship is closer to becoming reality as part of a new global rugby calendar.
Argentina flanker Juan Manuel Leguizamon has lost his fitness battle and been ruled out of Saturday's Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand.
Ireland, France, Italy and South Africa have entered the race to host the rugby union World Cup in 2023.
Australia head coach Michael Cheika has turned to fly-half Quade Cooper ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship match against New Zealand.
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