MELBOURNE, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Australia loose forward Scott Higginbotham has been cleared of charges of obstructing police on a night out in Brisbane.
AUCKLAND, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Springboks scrumhalf Ross Cronje has been forced out of the side for Saturday's Rugby Championship test against the All Blacks by a stomach virus.
AUCKLAND, Sept 15 (Reuters) - All Blacks-Springboks clashes have special place in the history of test rugby but talk of traditions, past records and ground hoodoos means little when the players cross the whitewash, according to South Africa skipper Eben Etzebeth.
Former South Africa captain John Smit says Saracens and England hooker Jamie George is "the real deal".
Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland does not expect to play for Wales again after winning his last cap in 2016.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Two players from Irish club Leinster, travelling to South Africa for their first PRO14 match in the country, were refused entry because they did not have the required visa, the club said on Thursday...
Team news as Northampton Saints host Bath in Friday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (19:45 BST).
Edinburgh go into this one 2 from 2 and hoping for another confidence inspiring win at Myreside before the tougher challenges of the season begin. The post PRO14 Round 3: Edinburgh v Treviso appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.
Team news as Sale Sharks host London Irish in Friday's Premiership fixture at AJ Bell Stadium (20:00 BST).
Team news as Worcester Warriors host Exeter Chiefs in Friday's Premiership fixture at Sixways (19:45 BST).
Sept 14 (Reuters) - Factbox on Rugby Championship test between Australia and Argentina:
SYDNEY, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Australia and Argentina are in the process of rebuilding towards the 2019 World Cup but test rugby is a results-based business and both will be desperate for a first Rugby Championship win of the season when they meet in Canberra on Saturday.
AUCKLAND, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Factbox on Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and South Africa on Saturday:
AUCKLAND, Sept 14 (Reuters) - South Africa's revival in the world rugby pecking order will face its first true test when they take on the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship match at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday.
SYDNEY, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika made two personnel changes to his matchday squad for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash against Argentina but left former captain Stephen Moore out of the 23 for the Canberra test.
Coach reminds players of tiny margins needed to win (Adds details, quotes)
SYDNEY, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika on Thursday named the following team to play Argentina in Saturday's Rugby Championship test in Canberra: