New Zealand's Dan Carter has retired from professional rugby, bringing an end to an illustrious career that spanned nearly two decades.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup in France has been extended by one week to allow all teams at least five days preparation before pool matches.
Beauden Barrett says he hopes to remain in contention for the New Zealand No 10 jersey by impressing in Japan's Top League.
England have been drawn alongside Japan and Argentina for the Rugby World Cup 2023, while Ireland and Scotland will face defending champions South Africa.
Gregor Townsend says "reality" is setting in with Scotland's draw for the Rugby World Cup 2023, while Ian Foster says it will be "special" to play hosts France.
Rugby Championship organisers SANZAAR say they are open to hosting the competition in a centralised location again.
New Zealand coach Ian Foster has made just three changes to the side beaten by Argentina in their previous Tri-Nations game for Saturday's rematch with the Pumas.
England have been drawn with France, South Africa and Fiji in pool C at the Rugby World Cup 2021.