After losing to Australia last time out, South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus has decided to make a change at fly-half for Saturday.
Australia are set to welcome back Israel Folau, but the star was named on the right wing.
New Zealand withdrew Sonny Bill Williams from their squad to face South Africa in the Rugby Championship.
Wing Marika Koroibete re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Rebels.
Beauden Barrett and Rieko Ioane are among the players back in the All Blacks fold for their Rugby Championship clash with South Africa.
Adam Ashley-Cooper could add to his 116 Australia caps if he proves himself in Super Rugby, says Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.
Wallabies lock Izack Rodda extended his stay with the Reds, signing a new contract.
Despite challenging a dangerous contact charge, Latrell Mitchell will have to serve a one-game ban during the NRL play-offs.
Japan will host the 2019 World Cup, which could be the last time 20 nations contest the rugby showpiece.
Having retired following last season, Frederic Michalak is back at Lyon as an advisor to president Yann Roubert and manager Pierre Mignoni.
Saracens needed two late tries from David Strettle to secure a come-from-behind victory over Northampton Saints.
There will be a repeat of the 2016 NRL Grand Final in this year's preliminary round after Cronulla Sharks overcame Penrith Panthers.
South Sydney Rabbitohs half-back Adam Reynolds kicked three drop goals as they beat St George Illawarra Dragons 13-12 in the semi-finals.
Lukhan Tui has informed Rugby Australia he does not wish to pursue matters after he was involved in an altercation with a fan on Saturday.
England's new defence coach will be former assistant John Mitchell, who previously led New Zealand in 28 Tests.