Eddie Jones admitted that his close connections with Japan rugby president Masato Tsuchida may hinder his chances of returning as the head coach. He also ruled out the possibility of coaching the British and Irish Lions in 2025.
Former All Blacks coaches Ian Foster and Joe Schmidt are reportedly being considered to coach Montpellier in the Top 14 competition. Michael Hooper has started training to represent Australia at the Paris Olympics and dismissed Sonny Bill Williams advice to not switch to sevens.
Former England international Ugo Monye accused a supporter of racist abuse at Exeter Chiefs. South African World Cup winner Hannes Strydom has died in a car accident at the age of 58.