Newport Gwent Dragons and Wales lock Luke Charteris will lead the men of Gwent as regional captain.
Delon Armitage is more thankful than most of the members of England's World Cup squad after fearing he'd "messed up" his Test career having twice been banned this year.
If the All Blacks choke again at the World Cup, there is one team above all others that New Zealanders do not want rubbing their noses in it by lifting the trophy in their backyard - Australia.
Delon Armitage has revealed his determination to break into England's World Cup side and test himself against the best.
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Delon Armitage feared his England World Cup dream was over after getting himself needlessly banned twice this year.
Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll is confident of being fit to face the United States in their opening game at the World Cup.
Baby Boks flyhalf Johan Goosen has been handed his first start for the Cheetahs, as the side prepare for their trip to face the Leopards in Potchefstroom.
Ireland international Gavin Duffy has been selected as the new captain of Connacht for the new season which starts with their first Pro12 match against Treviso in the Stadio Monigo on Saturday.
Young loose forward Justin Tipuric has reported back for duty at the Ospreys after missing out on a place in the Welsh squad at the World Cup, and is looking forward to getting back into action.
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England Sevens coach Ben Ryan has named his squad for the 2011/12 season, increasing the number of full-time players available and confirming significant names in the additional 'core' group.
Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy's departure for the World Cup has been delayed by 48 hours following a calf injury he sustained during a recovery session that took place just hours before Ireland were due to board the plane for New Zealand.
Following injuries to loose forwards Adam Thomson and Kieran Read, the All Blacks will look to Hurricanes No.8 Victor Vito to play a major role in the World Cup.
France legend Philippe Saint-Andre said it was a dream and an honour for him to be named the next coach of the French national rugby team.