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  1. Ruaridh McConnochie and Alex Dombrandt are two of the uncapped players in England's preliminary World Cup training squad.
  2. England hooker Dylan Hartley is set to miss out on the World Cup, with Danny Care and Chris Robshaw also expected to miss the cut.
  3. Scarlets sign lock Danny Drake from North Harbour, scrum-half Dane Blacker from Cardiff Blues and Ospreys prop Alex Jeffries.
  4. World Rugby abandons its plans for a new Nations Championship - backed by £6.1bn over 12 years - after failing to gain support from unions.
  5. Holders Saracens are pooled with former winners Munster, Racing 92 and Ospreys as the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draws are made.