Nick Malouf replaces Lewis Holland as captain of the Australian rugby sevens outfit as coach Tim Walsh yearns more consistency ahead of the Olympic Ga...
Former Wales centre Jamie Roberts has signed for South African Super Rugby the Stormers on a one-year contract.
The Brumbies have lost 157 Test caps in David Pocock, Christian Lealiifano, Henry Speight, Rory Arnold and Sam Carter during the Super Rugby off-season.
Coming off the equivalent of back-to-back pre-seasons after a knee injury, Karmichael Hunt will lead the NSW Waratahs in their first 2020 rugby trial.
Returning Queensland Reds talent James O'Connor will play in Friday's trial against the Melbourne Rebels in Gladstone on Friday.
Johnny Sexton has been appointed Ireland captain for the Six Nations, while new head coach Andy Farrell has named five uncapped players in his 35-man squad.
Nick Tompkins and 18-year-old winger Louis Rees-Zammit and three other uncapped players have been named in Wales' squad for rugby's Six Nations.