Du Preez joins brother at Sale

Sale were in need of cover in the back row after Tom Curry suffered an ankle injury and they have acquired the versatile Jean-Luc du Preez from Super Rugby side the Sharks.

Sale's new signing has appeared in 13 internationals for the Springboks and has represented Sharks over 60 times.

"He is part of the formidable Sharks back row in South Africa and can play in all back three positions," said Sale's director of rugby Steve Diamond.

US blocks sale of Moneygram to China's Ant Financial

It is the highest profile Chinese deal to be rejected by Washington since Donald Trump came to power.

Regulators overseeing foreign investments in the US had refused to support the takeover, the firms said.

The geopolitical environment had "changed considerably" since the merger was announced last year, they added.


The collapse is a blow to the ambitions of Alibaba's billionaire executive chairman Jack Ma, who had promised President Trump that he would create a million US jobs.

Challenge Cup: Sale & Toulouse draw

The Australian lined up at fly-half for the home side at AJ Bell Stadium, but could not quite inspire his team to victory in the Pool 2 meeting.

Toulouse were first on the board through Semi Kunatani, and the lead stood at 14-3 when Sebastien Bezy went over under the posts before converting his own score.

Sale pulled themselves back into contention just before half-time thanks to Denny Solomona's try and they were ahead for the first time as Bryn Evans charged down a kick and touched down 10 minutes into the second period.

Vanuatu Grand Hotel & Casino Resort up for sale

The family, whose investments span pubs, hotels, luxury cars, restaurants and property development, operate the hotel as part of their hospitality business, Zagame Corporation.

Built in 2003, the eight-level hotel overlooks the Port Vila Harbour and offers views towards Iririki Island. It features 15 gaming tables, 136 slot machines, a VIP top-floor gaming room, a restaurant, conference rooms, four bars, a pool and spa.