Samoa beat Germany in the Oceania/Europe play-off to join top-seeds Ireland and complete the five countries in Pool A for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Connacht have announced the signing of Colby Fainga’a from Australian Super Rugby side the Melbourne Rebels.
Wayne Pivac is to succeed Warren Gatland as Wales head coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Ireland coach Simon Easterby is to provide coaching support at Ulster until the arrival of new head coach Dan McFarland.
Australia full-back Israel Folau has been banned for one match for making contract in the air with Ireland captain Peter O'Mahony in Saturday's third Test in Sy...