Welsh rugby great John Dawes, who captained the British Lions on its victorious 1971 tour of New Zealand, has died at the age of 80.
Montpellier has confirmed the signing of South Africa scrum half Cobus Reinach on a three-year deal.
The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has cancelled all matches, gatherings and training sessions at every level of the sport amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Bordeaux-Begles scored two tries in the last eight minutes to earn a 37-19 win over Top 14 rival Lyon that moved it above its opponent to top the table.
Lyon was grateful to Xavier Chiocci for a late try as it scraped past Agen, avoiding an upset in Top 14 action on Sunday (AEDT).
Lyon bounced back from a miserable run of form to thump Bayonne 52-9 and move into first place in the Top 14 table.