Ben Foden feels his position as England full-back for the World Cup is under threat from Delon Armitage - and he is relishing the challenge.
Gavin Henson could have an unexpected rival for a place in Wales' World Cup squad - unheralded Scarlets prospect Scott Williams.
Scotland lock Alastair Kellock is not dwelling on his absence from the 2007 World Cup as he bids to cement his place in this year's tournament.
Ireland may be willing to take Gordon D'Arcy and Stephen Ferris to the World Cup even if they fail to play in this month's warm-up games.
Veteran lock Nathan Sharpe was axed on Tuesday from the Wallabies squad for Saturday's clash with the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland, throwing his World Cup dreams into disarray.
The 2011 Women’s Collegiate All-American Touring Side faced the CIS All-Canada team on Sunday in the Can-Am Tournament and narrowly escaped with a 23-21 victory that went down to the final minutes.
The 2011 Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s and Women’s Club 7s Championship will be held this weekend August 6-7 at Sheeran Field, on Treasure Island in San Francisco, CA.
Before a big, enthusiastic crowd at Boland Stadium in Wellington on a lovely winter's afternoon in the Boland two Wellington sides met in an FNB Classic Clash and this year Bergrivier won 23-10, turning the tables after Weltevrede's 10-8 victory last year.
Namesake played namesake in Bloemfontein on Saturday when Grey High came up from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein to play Grey College. A great number of teams and sports makes the journey but it is the 1st XV result that counts above all, and this time the home team enjoyed a huge 69-21 victory after leading 38-7 at half-time.
The resurgent Western Province team will have a mammoth task on their hands following the news that the Cheetahs may use the services of four returning Springboks in Saturday's Currie Cup match in Bloemfontein.
Scotland lock Alastair Kellock admits the prospect of facing Ireland on Saturday has driven him on throughout his extended pre-season.
Rookies Manu Tuilagi and Charlie Sharples are one step closer to Rugby World Cup selection after taking England's training camp by storm.
Wales are hopeful captain Matthew Rees will be fit to lead his country at the World Cup next month despite being laid low by a neck problem.
Ireland manager Paul McNaughton rates Gordon D'Arcy's chances of travelling to the World Cup as "tight".
Chris Ashton admitted the England players who celebrated Mike Tindall's wedding to Zara Phillips were given a rude awakening on Monday.