Warren Gatland wants Wales to "send out a message" against England on Saturday to show they mean business at the World Cup.
Australia Under-20 scrumhalf Eddie Bredenhann have been signed by the Lions from 2012 to boost the squad's depth following the departure of Jano Vermaak to the Bulls.
Defending his side's unbeaten run is all that matters to the captain of Hoërskool Noordkaap, Jaco Buys, when his side squares up against local rivals Hoerskool Diamantveld in their FNB Classic Clashes match on Saturday.
A replay of last year's Currie Cup final between the Sharks and Western Province in Cape Town, as well as a battle to avoid last place on the log between the Blue Bulls and the Pumas in Nelspruit feature this weekend.
Sometimes, doing something the second time around yields a positive result.
Fourie du Preez and Heinrich Brussow have been recalled to the South Africa starting line-up for Saturday's Tri Nations clash with Australia.
James O'Connor is still the first choice as Wallaby goal-kicker, despite his misfiring performance in the big loss to the All Blacks last week.
Sale Sharks have revealed that they have signed 27-year-old Samoan International centre Johnny Leota.
The Ireland team to play France this Saturday in Bordeaux shows a total of nine changes to the starting team from the side that played Scotland last weekend.
Ireland have made eight changes to their side for Saturday's clash with France in Bordeaux.
Gill College play Hoërskool Cradock in an FNB Classic Clash in Somerset East on Saturday. They have been playing each other since 1911. For both schools it's the biggest match of the year, a festive occasion.
Head coach Sean Lineen will unveil a new-look side when Glasgow Warriors kick-off the new season with a tasty friendly against Newcastle Falcons at Firhill.
Exeter prop Brett Sturgess believes the Chiefs will face a real test when they kick-off their pre-season programme against Irish outfit Connacht this weekend.
Wales will face England in the return World Cup warm-up clash at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday showing four changes, plus one positional, to the side narrowly defeated at Twickenham last weekend.
England manager Martin Johnson has handed the captaincy reins to Mike Tindall ahead of this weekend's clash with Wales in Cardiff.