Edinburgh Rugby head coach Michael Bradley has named 25-year-old scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw as club captain for the new Celtic League season.
Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar believes that a victory over the Pumas in their Currie Cup match at the weekend would be the only cure for his team's ailments as they flounder on the bottom of the Currie Cup standings.
There was yet another long weekend to disrupt the smooth flow of schools rugby but there were still some big results - above all Gim's win over third-placed Boys' High in the crunch match of their season.
Springbok wing Bryan Habana insists that rustiness is not a concern for South Africa ahead of their clash with Australia in Durban on Saturday despite the bulk of the team having been out of action for over five weeks.
England captain Lewis Moody suffered a mild knee ligament strain during his team's victory over Wales, but is 'optimistic' he will recover in time for the World Cup, it was revealed on Tuesday.
With a month to go before the All Blacks host Tonga in the opening match of the World Cup, interest has increased in South Africa, New Zealand's deputy high commissioner Georgina Roberts said on Tuesday.
Sharks coach John Plumtree says he will turn back to his Springbok players for this week's Currie Cup encounter against Western Province in Cape Town.
Stellenbosch hooker Callie Visagie, the 2011 Varsity Cup Player of the Tournament, will further his rugby career in Johannesburg after signing a two-year deal with the Golden Lions.
Western Force coach Richard Graham has secured another two important ingredients in his 2012 forward pack with the signature of young Waratahs loose forward Lachlan McCaffrey and the retention of lock Phoenix Battye.
England captain Lewis Moody has been diagnosed as having suffered a mild strain of the medial ligament in his right knee.
A brand new face in Jano Vermaak and a first Blue Bulls Currie Cup appearance for Springbok wing Bjorn Basson. That was the big news from Pretoria ahead of Friday's Absa Currie Cup clash against the Pumas in Nelspruit.
Brumbies coach Jake White answers readers' questions on Springbok outside centre Jaque Fourie and having an South African A side.
The Springboks have delayed naming their team for the Tri-Nations showdown with Australia in Durban this weekend until Thursday as they sweat on the fitness of forwards Pierre Spies and Danie Rossouw.
International visitor numbers at this year's World Cup in New Zealand look set to exceed expectations, despite the current global economic turmoil, according to tournament organisers.
The Canterbury Crusaders' earthquake-damaged stadium will remain closed in 2012, leaving the Christchurch-based Super Rugby finalists searching for a new home, city officials confirmed on Tuesday.