Saracens' Champions Cup hopes look to be in tatters following an error-strewn 46-14 defeat to Clermont, their biggest ever European defeat.
Saracens owner Nigel Wray sided with Clermont as he hit out at Champions Cup organisers European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) over the handling of the pair's rearranged fixture.
Raelene Castle says her experience in rugby league as Bulldogs chief executive "was very strong", and she doesn't expect her position in rugby union as the first female CEO of any of Australia's four football codes to be any different.
The former Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Netball New Zealand CEO will begin in the role January 2018 following the resignation of Bill Pulver in August.
Outgoing Australian rugby boss Bill Pulver leaves behind a glowing legacy according to Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clynes.