MELBOURNE, May 24 (Reuters) - Australia loose forward Ben McCalman has suffered another fracture in his troublesome right shoulder and will miss the June internationals against Fiji, Scotland and Italy.
Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal expects a new deal with Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny to "be done by the end of this week".
MELBOURNE, May 24 (Reuters) - Australia lock Dean Mumm, who enjoyed a 'second coming' for the Wallabies that took him to the 2015 World Cup final, will retire from professional rugby at the end of the season, the Australian Rugby Union said on Wednesday.
WELLINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - New Zealand will remain vigilant for security threats around the British and Irish Lions tour in the wake of the terror attack in Manchester but there has been no evidence to suggest a heightened risk of attack, Prime Minister Bill English has said.
WELLINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - All Blacks captain Kieran Read has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby until after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Paul Hill and Joe Marchant will miss England's tour to Argentina because of injury, with Denny Solomona to be assessed.
Wales call up uncapped Exeter Chiefs full-back Phil Dollman for the two-Test tour against Tonga and Samoa in June.
London Irish coach Nick Kennedy refuses to get ahead of himself with his side on the verge of Championship promotion.
Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw says he has been 'picking the brains' of former British and Irish Lions tourist Brian O'Driscoll prior to travelling to New Zealand with Warren Gatland's 41-man squad next week.
CAPE TOWN, May 23 (Reuters) – Loose-forward Warren Whiteley was named South Africa captain on Tuesday as beleaguered coach Allister Coetzee announced his squad for the three-test home series against France in June.
May 23 (Gracenote) - Fixture from the Guinness PRO12 Final match between Munster and Scarlets on Saturday SATURDAY, MAY 27 FIXTURES (GMT) Munster v Scarlets (1715)
May 23 (Gracenote) - Fixture from the Aviva Premiership Final match between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs on Saturday SATURDAY, MAY 27 FIXTURES (GMT) Wasps v Exeter Chiefs (1330)
May 23 (Reuters) - The withdrawal of Billy Vunipola was a "big loss" to the British and Irish Lions but more injuries can be expected before the tour of New Zealand is over, coach Warren Gatland has said.
WELLINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - All Blacks assistant coaches Ian Foster and Mike Cron have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) through the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.