Mitch Phillips English rugby loves to trumpet its links with the military, so the RFU's marketing men will be beside themselves with the news that Semesa Rokoduguni, a serving soldier, has been called up to the squad for the four November internationals.
Fiji triumphed in their one-off Test against Italy in Suva as former NSW Waratahs winger Nemani Nadolo scored 15 points in a 25-14 victory.
Swashbuckling Fiji upset South Africa 33-26 in Sunday's Tokyo final to capture their second title of the IRB World Sevens season.
Fiji on Thursday announced plans to lodge a formal complaint about a referee who handed the Pacific Islanders a world record of five yellow cards in a Test against Italy last weekend.
Fiji's 2009 French championship winning wing Samueli Naulu was killed in a car crash on Saturday, local police and his club confirmed.
Defending champions Fiji fought back to beat a valiant Wales 26-19 in the Hong Kong Sevens final Sunday, the 14th time they have taken home the trophy.
Julian Guyer England launched their European autumn series with a commanding 54-12 win over Fiji at Twickenham on Saturday.
Former All Black Simon Mannix has alleged three Fijian players at the French club he coached last year were paid to be unavailable for the Rugby World Cup.
Chris Ashton will miss England's opening November Test match against Fiji after a Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary panel announced on Wednesday that they have banned him for a dangerous tackle.
Fullback Metuisela Talebula bagged two tries as Fiji turned around a half-time deficit to beat Tonga 29-17 in Pacific Nations Cup match at Churchill Park.
Winger Tim Visser marked his debut with a pair of tries while flyhalf Greig Laidlaw scored 22 points as Scotland continued their strong southern hemisphere tour with a 37-25 over Fiji in Lautoka on Saturday.
Fiji beat defending champions Japan 25-19 to hand new Brave Blossoms coach Eddie Jones his first defeat at the Pacific Nations Cup rugby tournament on Tuesday.
Dark horses Wales charged into the World Cup quarter-finals Sunday with a classy 66-0 win over Fiji which suggested they may be hitting form at the perfect time.