Sebastian Negri replaces Maxime Mbanda in Italy squad for November
Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has called in lock Sebastian Negri, who joins the squad as Maxime Mbanda's replacement.
Mbanda is still recovering from a shoulder operation after the injury suffered in June against Australia in Brisbane.
Demetri Catrakilis set to be sidelined until December
Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis has undergone surgery on his throat and is expected to be sidelined until Christmas.
Catrakilis sustained a small fracture to a bone in his throat during a match against Gloucester Rugby last month.
Tom Biggs retires following medical advice
Former Worcester Warriors wing Tom Biggs has announced his retirement from professional rugby following medical advice.
The 33-year old announced on his Twitter account that after numerous operations, he is forced to hang up his boots.
George North ruled out of November Series
INJURY UPDATE:— Northampton Saints (@SaintsRugby) October 17, 2017
George North suffered a sprain to his posterior cruciate ligament against Saracens, which will require 6-8 weeks rehab pic.twitter.com/2cBXBtz7Au
Wales Women announce training squad for the 2017/18 season
A number of those included were involved in the recent Wales Women U18 Sevens campaign - one which saw them claim their country's first ever team medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Alivereti Raka scores Clermont's 300th try in European competition
Wales Women training squad:
Abbie Flemming; Alecs Donovan; Alisha Butchers; Amy Evans; Amy Morgan; Amy Thomas; Angharad Desmet; Beth Harriett Jones; Beth Lewis; Cara Hope; Caryl Thomas; Carys Phillips; Cerys Hale; Charlie Murray; Dyddgu Hywel; Elinor Isaacs; Elinor Snowsill; Ffion Lewis; Gemma Rowland; Gwen Crabb; Gwenllian Pyrs; Hannah Bluck; Hannah Jones; India Berbillion; Jasmine Joyce; Jessica Kavanagh-Williams; Jodie Evans; Katie Jenkins; Katie Thicker; Kayleigh Powell; Keira Bevan; Kelsey Jones; Kerin Lake; Laurie Harries; Liliana Podpadec; Lleucu George; Lucy Packer; Megan York; Mel Clay; Morfudd Ifans; Natalia John; Nia Elen Davies; Philippa Tuttiett; Rebecca de Filippo; Rhian Noakes; Rhi Parker; Robyn Wilkins; Shona Powell-Huges; Sian Moore; Sian Williams; Sinead Breeze; Sioned Harries; Siwan Lillicrap.
Coach Steve Hansen talks about how the All Blacks depth has been tested in 2017
Top performers from the first 6 rounds of the 2017-18 Premiership Rugby Season