England coach Eddie Jones will name his 45-man Elite Player Squad squad ahead of the autumn Tests at 10:00 BST on Friday.
Gregor Townsend applauds Scottish Rugby's decision to ask members to allow it to put Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors up for sale.
Ireland's hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup are boosted after Italy withdraw their bid.
England head coach Eddie Jones appoints 2003 World Cup winner Richard Hill as England team manager.
Owen Farrell and Dylan Hartley could both be a couple of weeks away from returning from their back injuries, their clubs say.
Warrington Wolves come from behind to beat St Helens and secure their place in Super League's Grand Final.
Wigan head coach Shaun Wane says winning the Grand Final this season would surpass their league and cup double in 2013.
Wakefield Trinity sign half-back Sam Williams from Australian NRL side Canberra Raiders on a one-year deal.
Castleford Tigers hand a new deal to half-back Rangi Chase for 2017, with the option of a further year.
Team news as Wigan host Hull in Friday's Super League match at the DW Stadium (20:00 BST).
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