Monday Evening Round Up

Monday Evening Round Up

Argentina change selection policy for 2019

In February Springbok director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus confirmed that South Africa have dropped their 30 test cap rule for selecting overseas-based and that they would enforce World Rugby regulation 9 which forces clubs to release players to their test sides during official test windows.

Los Pumas head coach Mario Ledesma has stated that Argentina will take the same stance on overseas-based players in 2019 and moving forward.  Full Story

Saracens Respond to co-investment partnership

Six Nations: England squad update for Italy test

Uncapped pair Ben Earl and Ollie Thorley have been added to the squad while Maro Itoje, Jonathan Joseph and Chris Robshaw return from injury. Full Story

Read still three weeks away from Crusaders return

Dom Barrow and Saints Partways

Northampton Saints have confirmed that Dom Barrow has left the Club by mutual consent. Full Story

Jordan Joseph sends La Rochelle flyhalf flying

Six Nations: Eight Added to Scotland Squad to Face Wales

Forwards Hamish Watson, WP Nel (both Edinburgh) and Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs) are joined by Glasgow Warriors pair Stafford McDowall (centre) and Grant Stewart (hooker) in returning to the squad. Full Story

Verblitz sign Le Roux & bring in Gert Smal

Japanese club Toyota Verblitz have announced the signing of Willie Le Roux from Wasps. Full Story

Agustin Creevy ruled out of South Africa Tour

Jaguares have lost Agustin Creevy for their two-match tour of South Africa. Full Story

Polota-Nau Returns To Waratahs

Leicester Tigers hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will re-join the Waratahs in Super Rugby on a short-term loan deal. Full Story

SANZAAR 'disappointed' that the HIA protocols were wrongly interpreted

Sanzaar has taken urgent steps to prevent a repeat of the blunder that could have cost the Crusaders a victory over the Reds in the Super Rugby clash in Brisbane over the weekend. Full Story

Beaumont: No decision made on World Rugby League

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont says no decision has been made over controversial plans for a World Rugby League which has led to talk of Pacific Island nations boycotting the World Cup. Full Story

Ferreira joins the Hurricanes

Experienced South African lock Andries Ferreira has joined the Hurricanes squad for the remainder of the Super Rugby season. Full Story

Amanaki Mafi joins Japan squad ahead of World Cup

Ex-Melbourne Rebels backrower Amanaki Mafi has been called into Japan's extended Rugby World Cup training squad despite facing an assault charge from his time at the Super Rugby club, confirms Full Story

USA retain their title at USA Sevens

USA retained their title in Las Vegas with a 27-0 victory over Samoa in the Cup final and become the outright leaders on the World Rugby Sevens Series 2019. Full Story

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