The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Jim Mallinder will not be the new England coach after the Northampton Saints director of rugby confirmed that he did not apply for the role.
Fullback Chris Pennell has become the latest player to pledge his future to Worcester Warriors, after having signed a new contract with the club.
Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder is the latest eligible cadidate to rule himself out of the running to become the next permanent England coach.
The defending champion Reds defeated the Western Force 40-10, scoring five tries to one in a dominant pre-season Super Rugby outing in Perth on Thursday.
Connacht have secured the services of Munster tighthead prop Peter Borlase, who will join the club on loan with immediate effect.
The Kings have had to call on Border midfielder Dwayne Jenner for their friendly against the Sharks on Friday after outside centre Jaco Bekker was stabbed in the back by hijackers earlier in the week.
Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after two of his more senior stars committed themselves to the Premiership club for the next two years.
Worcester full-back Chris Pennell has signed a new contract with the Warriors.
Waratahs coach Michael Foley has decided to rest hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau for the pre-season clash with Tonga at the Sydney Football Stadium on Friday to give him a chance to recover from a minor leg injury.
Hoani Tui and Jason Shoemark have agreed new two-year contracts with Exeter.
The Brumbies scored nine tries in a one-sided pre-season romp against an ACT XV that suffered a massive 66-0 defeat in an internal trial at Greenway Enclosed Oval on Thursday.
The Crusaders will head to Melbourne this week to try and make it three wins from three matches in the pre-season trials when the tackle the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday.
Manu Tuilagi has done a lot of growing up in the last six months and now feels ready to make a fresh start with England.
Sale director of sport Steve Diamond was hit with a lengthy 18-week touchline ban on Wednesday for verbally abusing Test referee Wayne Barnes during an English Premiership match last month.
Sale executive director of sport Steve Diamond has received an 18-week touchline ban and was fined £4,000 by an RFU disciplinary hearing.
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