Rugby Union: Tim Lane and Jeff Miller named as assistant coaches to Australian rugby union team

Former Wallabies Tim Lane and Jeff Miller have been named as assistant coaches to the Australian rugby union team. The pair will work under new coach Rod Macqueen who was named as Greg Smith's replacement on 10 September.

Olivier Sourgens, the Begles-Bordeaux prop, has been banned for 60 days for illegal use of the boot in the European Conference pool D match against Connacht on Saturday. It was the second time in two seasons in the tournament that Sourgens hadreceived his marching orders. He was sent off for punching at Swansea last season and banned for 30 days.

CURRIE CUP: Free State bt Northern Free State 106-0; Northern Transvaal bt North West 38-17; Western Province bt Griqualand West 30-6; Gauteng Lions bt Gauteng Falcons 79-32; Boland bt Border 40-22; South Western Districts bt Mpumalanga 30-29; Natal bt Eastern Province 57-26.