Thursday Morning Round Up

Thursday Morning Round Up

Hughes handed a six-week ban

Wasps no.8 Nathan Hughes is set to miss England’s first three autumn Tests through suspension.


Hughes has been banned for six weeks after he punched Gloucester flanker Lewis Ludlow in the head during a Premiership match on October 6th. Full Story

Samu Kerevi, Jed Holloway and Jack Dempsey in Wallabies fold


Jed Holloway has earned his first squad call-up while Samu Kerevi and Jack Dempsey return to the squad. Full Story

Mako Vunipola ruled out of England's November tests


The Saracens' loosehead prop will be sidelined for six weeks, with lock Nick Isiekwe also ruled out for two months due to an ankle concern. Full Story

Chris Ashton set for home debut for Sale Sharks


The Battle for Promotion in the Mitre 10 Cup

The battle for promotion to the Premiership division of the Mitre 10 Cup kicks off this weekend with Waikato hosting Northland and Otago hosting Hawke's Bay. Full Story

Can Canterbury be stopped?



The Mitre 10 Cup Premiership title has been based in Canterbury for the past three years and without a home semi-final this year, it is the perfect opportunity for another Province to getting their hands on the title.

We take look at how the four teams line up for the semi-finals. Full Story

Kaino and Pointud get bans

Jerome Kaino and loosehead prop Lucas Pointud have both been banned after their respective disciplinary hearings in Paris. Full Story

Three uncapped players named in Scotland's November Test Squad

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend today named three uncapped players in a 40-man Scotland squad for the 2018 November Tests.

France name squad for November Internationals

The squad sees the absence of Paul Willemse and Alivereti Raka, but Louis Picamoles and Camille Lopez have made their return. Full Story

What does the future hold for Louw?

Francois Louw is in the final year of his three-year with Bath and the Premiership club is yet to offer the experienced Springbok flanker a new deal with the club still undecided whether they want to keep him. Full Story

Lozowski suspended for two-weeks

Alex Lozowski has been suspended for two weeks following an independent disciplinary hearing in London on Tuesday night. Full Story

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