SBW given until Thursday to prove his fitness
All Blacks' assistant coach Ian Foster says that veteran midfielder Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to feature for the All Blacks against Los Pumas this weekend.
Williams is unlikely to recover from a hamstring injury in time for the clash on Saturday with Foster conceding that "It’s doubtful," that he will run out against the Pumas in Buenos Aires.
Richie Rees takes over Cardiff's attack
Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Jason Strange has left the region with immediate effect with Richie Rees stepping up to take the role of backs and attack coach.
Former Wales U20s head coach Strange was appointed an assistant to John Mulvihill ahead of last season however, he has now departed as preparations gather apace for the 2019-20 campaign.
PRO14 Fixture to be confirmed today
Happy 😀 excited 😆 relieved 😅 to announce that the #GuinnessPRO14 2019/20 season fixtures will be released at 1pm tomorrow 👍— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) July 16, 2019
And for the first time ever we will have all dates and KO's up to R20!
Time to think about #AwayDays ✈️ pic.twitter.com/339Az36U3r
The first 20 rounds of the 2019/20 PRO14 season will be confirmed today at 1pm (UK Time).
Springboks to name first 23 of 2019
The Springboks will name their squad to face the Wallabies later today with Marcell Coetzee and Cobus Reinach set to make their returns to the test arena. Meanwhile, captain Siya Kolisi and winger Apihwe Dyantyi will miss the encounter through injury.
Cheetahs sign four new players for the Pro14
The Free State Cheetahs have confirmed the signing of four new players for the upcoming PRO14, namely utility back, Rhyno Smith, loose-forward, Chris Massyn, centre, Chris Smit, and hooker, Wilmar Arnoldi.
James O’Connor signs with the Reds
The Queensland Reds have confirmed the signing of former Wallabies playmaker James O’Connor for the next two seasons.
O’Connor will return to Ballymore after signing with Queensland and Australian Rugby through 2021 following two seasons with English Premiership club Sale Sharks.
NEWS | The https://t.co/4mSQR9Bfhc Queensland Reds have secured the signature of former Wallabies playmaker James O’Connor for the next two seasons.— Queensland Reds (@Reds_Rugby) July 16, 2019
Read more here: https://t.co/Xu1UwvBSs0#Believe #RedsFamily pic.twitter.com/lh1GSxPtCj