Parramatta Eels second-rower Tepai Moeroa has set his sights on winning back the Bledisloe Cup for Australia after he switches codes to rugby union next season.
Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou has suffered minor cuts to his arm after having his phone snatched in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Bernard Foley has quit Super Rugby after 119 games in the NSW Waratahs' Sky Blue to pursue opportunities overseas.
All Blacks star five-eighth Beauden Barrett has committed to New Zealand rugby for four more years but has announced a seismic domestic shift from the Hurricanes to the Blues.
Will Genia and Quade Cooper will join Japan's Kintetsu Liners following the Rugby World Cup, the club announced on Thursday.
Richie Mo'unga's form for the Crusaders in their run to a 10th Super Rugby title could yet thrust All Blacks coach Steve Hansen back into a debate over his fly-half options that he thought was long done and dusted.