Maro Itoje has been ruled out for six weeks with a fractured hand and will miss England's autumn internationals.
Joe Schmidt has signed a deal to remain in charge of Ireland until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Will Greenwood thinks Ed Slater could be the 'wild card' called into the England pack for the autumn internationals.
Newcastle prop Taione Vea has been forced to retire because of a spinal injury.
Former Bath boss Mike Ford has replaced Diego Dominguez as first-team coach at Top 14 side Toulon.
Bristol have announced the signing of former Wasps and Worcester hooker Edd Shervington on a short-term contract.
Munster dominate this week after their emotional 38-17 win over Glasgow at Thomond Park on Saturday.
Stuart Barnes reflects on a big week of rugby, including Munster's tribute to Anthony Foley and the All Blacks' record.
Australia flanker Dean Mumm has been banned for one match after striking New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick.
Leicester gained revenge for last season's semi-final loss to Racing 92 by beating Dan Carter's French stars 27-17.
Nathan Hughes scored a last-gasp try to help Wasps to a 20-20 draw against Toulouse.
Stacey Ili bagged three tries on his first Connacht start as the Irish province romped to a 52-7 victory over Zebre.
Isa Nacewa rescued a late losing bonus point for Leinster to keep them top of Champions Cup Pool Four.
Recap all the action from Sunday's Champions Cup matches including Leicester's win over Racing 92.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has called up teenage outside back Rieko Ioane for November's tour of the USA and Europe.
Paddy Jackson slotted a dramatic late drop goal to give Ulster a one-point win over Exeter.
England have an injury concern over key forward Maro Itoje after he was hurt while playing for Saracens on Saturday.
Saracens put themselves in the driving seat of pool three of the Champions Cup with a 44-26 bonus-point win over Scarlets.
South Africa have dropped veteran fly-half Morne Steyn for their tour of Europe next month and included four uncapped players for tests against England, Italy and Wales.
Edinburgh and Gloucester claim contrasting European Challenge Cup wins but there is disappointment for Worcester and the Dragons.
Barbarians v South Africa
5th November 2016