All Blacks lock Jarrad Hoeata will travel to South Africa with the squad after a scan on his right shoulder cleared him to play.
Glenwood go up -by the busload from Durban over the Berg to Bloemfontein to play mighty Grey College. It should be an interesting contest between two of South Africa's top schools.
South Africa will go into Saturday's Tri-Nations encounter against Australia in Durban knowing that time is fast running out as they bid to get their World Cup preparations back on track.
The Panthers Rugby Club has been suspended by the Golden Lions Rugby Union after an alleged racial attack on rivals from the Soweto Rugby Club.
Fiji host Tonga in the Punjas Series at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday - a series but also, naturally, a warm-up for the World Cup in a month's time.
Super Rugby champions the Reds are taking their prized silverware on a tour of Queensland with players, coaches and staff set to visit 22 cities and towns over the next three months.
Wales captain Matthew Rees looks certain to miss the World Cup after it emerged the Scarlets hooker could need surgery on his injured neck.
He may have been there and done it twice before, but Gill College skipper Lorenzo Nel is not taking Saturday's FNB Classic Clashes game against Hoërskool Cradock lightly.
South African flyhalf Butch James comes out of the Test wilderness Saturday against Australia with a World Cup starting place on the line.
Defeat can be a powerful motivator and for Akona Npeta, the captain of Cradock High School, he will be doing his utmost to lead his team to victory over Gill College in their FNB Classic Clashes match this Saturday.
Former captain Will Carling insists talented centre Manu Tuilagi is a must for England's 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.
South Africa play Australia in Durban on Saturday in Round Three of the Tri-Nations, and this time we seem to have A Team playing A Team. That means we could have a proper match.
England second row forward Courtney Lawes and mercurial Welsh centre Gavin Henson hope to seal their World Cup places when the two nations clash at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Australia's Wycliff Palu is banking on the credit built up over 36 Tests carrying considerable weight when his World Cup fate is determined.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry is confident his squad will be able to win in South Africa on August 20 despite making many changes.