Springboks coach Peter de Villiers took a swipe at the media over what he felt was 'double standards', after the All Blacks were allowed to slip into South Africa with a 'B' team and no fuss has been made about it.
South Africa may be on a three-match losing streak, and facing their first-ever Tri-Nations whitewash, but coach Peter de Villiers is still not putting victory at a premium.
Adverse weather and airport closures has forced the postponement of the Round 10 NPC match between Otago and Manawatu, which was scheduled to be played at Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium on Wednesday.
Australia prop Benn Robinson has conceded defeat in his bid to play in the World Cup and will instead undergo surgery on a knee injury.
Australia coach Robbie Deans has signed a new contract until the end of 2013, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced on Tuesday.
Cheetahs loose forward Ashley Johnson has been added to the Springbok squad as cover for the back row positions - ahead of the Tri-Nations Test against the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
The Australian Rugby Union announced on Tuesday that Robbie Deans' contract as Wallaby coach has been extended for a further two years.
The Western Force has snared another NRL rising star with the signature of North Queensland Cowboys youngster Will Tupou for the next two seasons.
Wales hooker Huw Bennett is taking nothing for granted despite seeing captain Matthew Rees ruled out of the World Cup.
Luke McAlister has negotiated an early release from his contracts with the New Zealand Rugby Union to join French side Toulouse.
Adam Jones, Leigh Halfpenny and Lee Byrne are all set to be included in the Wales side to face Argentina on Saturday.
South African coach Peter de Villiers is running out of time and excuses with his team having lost the winning habit and their World Cup defence less than one month away.
Will Greenwood fears England could miss out on World Cup glory next month if they persevere solely with "big lumps" in midfield.
Two very different southern suburbs derbies characterised the third last Saturday of the Western Provincial schools rugby season.
Dewald Potgieter has joined fellow Springbok loose forward Deon Stegmann as a non-starter for Friday's Currie Cup clash against Griquas in Pretoria.