Robert Barbieri and Andrea Buondonno have been called into the Italy squad for Sunday's Six Nations game against England.
Former Ireland and Lions captain Paul O'Connell has announced his retirement from rugby.
England head coach Eddie Jones says Billy Vunipola can become the best No 8 in world rugby.
Luke Charteris accepts Wales have no margin for error if they are to be crowned RBS 6 Nations champions after drawing 16-16 with Ireland on Sunday.
Referee Craig Joubert is in the spotlight again after missing an extra New Zealand player on the pitch during the Sydney Sevens.
England have added forwards Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont to their training squad ahead of Sunday's clash with Italy in Rome.
Will Greenwood rates England's win over Scotland and says Wales will feel aggrieved with their draw against Ireland.
Scotland can expect "good times around the corner" despite defeat to England, forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys says.
Ireland and Wales each have four players included in a Six Nations-dominated team of the week.
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Connacht fly-half Jack Carty is recovering in hospital after rupturing his spleen while on holiday in Dubai.
Former Scotland winger Alastair Biggar has died following a battle with cancer at the age of 69.
Worcester Warriors have signed South Africa flanker Dewald Potgieter and he could make his debut this weekend.
The opening round of the Six Nations revealed how much work is needed between now and the 2019 World Cup, says Stuart Barnes.
Ireland have proved they can still set the Six Nations standard, according to Rhys Ruddock.
Wales are awaiting an update on Dan Biggar's ankle injury and whether he will be fit to face Scotland on Saturday.
Eddie Jones wants his England side to continue their Six Nations quest by giving Italy a "good hiding" in Rome next weekend.
Dylan Hartley joked that he lives on 'for one more week' after making a successful start to his England captaincy.
London Irish lifted themselves off the bottom of the Premiership with a 20-13 victory over fellow strugglers Worcester.
CJ Stander insists Ireland can win a third-consecutive RBS 6 Nations title after drawing 16-16 with Wales in Dublin.
Barbarians v South Africa
5th November 2016