Johnny McNicholl said Wales fans have welcomed him after fellow New Zealander Willis Halaholo hit out at critics who slammed his call-up.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall is not looking too far ahead after his side notched a 25-12 victory over Bath at the Rec on Friday.
Bloemfontein Celtic will be looking to extend their four-match unbeaten streak when they travel to face Polokwane City at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.
O’Shea stepped down from the Italy head coach role after the recent World Cup and will start his new post at Twickenham next year.
Ahead of the action in the Premiership and PRO14, we take a look over the best bets from two of the big encounters taking place this weekend.
Former Italy and Harlequins head coach Conor O’Shea will join the Rugby Football Union as director of performance rugby next year.
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Saturday’s game between Wales and the Barbarians in Cardiff was originally planned as Warren Gatland’s swansong with the home side.
Nigel Melville earlier announced he will step down as the RFU’s director of professional rugby in December.
Toulouse prop Paterika Vaivai has signed a new deal with the club for 2020.