Veteran fly-half Matt Giteau has hinted he has been overlooked for Australia's World Cup squad in a message on his Twitter page.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson urged his players to force their way into the World Cup reckoning after making 14 changes to his team to face Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Western Province wasted no time in calling up Springboks Juan de Jongh and Gio Aplon for their Currie Cup crunch match with the Golden Lions on Friday, after the two were released from national team duty.
The Queens College 1st XV delivered their worst performance of the season when they struggled to beat a gutsy Cambridge High School in Queenstown this past weekend. The hosts were terrible, to say the least, and did not deserve to win this match as they looked rusty, uninterested and outplayed. The visiting team from East London, on the other hand, were very entertaining and delivered what is likely to be their finest performance in two seasons. The men from Queenstown won 25-20.
Argentina coach Santiago Phelan selected his strongest line-up for the World Cup warm-up match with Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
New Zealand fans have overwhelmingly rejected a campaign urging them to give up sex as a way of supporting the All Blacks during this year's World Cup.
Craig Joubert replaces Jonathan Kaplan in Dublin though the news is good that Kaplan's rehab if good enough to have him running again and in a positive frame of mind. In all four of the World Cup referees are in action this weekend - Joubert, George Clancy, Dave Pearson and Romain Poite.
The Glendale Women Raptors have a new head coach for the Division 2 team. Angie Cranmore has been coaching the West U23 team for nearly seven years. Cranmore’s first position coaching club side rugby has begun with training the D2 Raptor Women for the 2011 Fall Season.
Die Burger's competitions for representative sides in the four south coast provinces is becoming clearer as the qualifying schools emerge.
Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan is determined to return from this year's World Cup in New Zealand without the sense of regret.
Sale boss Steve Diamond has urged Wales coach Warren Gatland to hand Dwayne Peel a late reprieve and include him in his World Cup squad.
There were fewer matches but some top ones, involving the top sides, some of them in organised competitions, some playing for the sheer thrill of it, lots of them under pressure.
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers believes robust hooker Bismarck du Plessis must be given a chance to stake his claim in the starting XV.
On Kwaggadag in George the home side, Hoërskool Outeniqua, beat visitors, Hoërskool Oudtshoorn, 37-10 in an FNB Classic Clash. The size of the victory was certainly not expected.
Noord-Kaap played host to their townsfolk from Diamantveld in an FNB Classic Clash on Saturday and then beat them 44-7, their biggest victory ever over their Griqua rivals.