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.
Sportsware giant Adidas has found itself locked in a dispute with New Zealand retailers in the lead up to this year's World Cup over the price of All Blacks' replica jerseys.
James Hook was impressed with how Wales expressed themselves during the narrow defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday.
Captain Brian O'Driscoll has called on Ireland to match France's ferocity at the breakdown on Saturday.
The Tri-Nations moves to Durban for Round 3 and an ever-growing band of officials, some of whom are given here. There are also matches warming up for the World Cup. Jonathan Kaplan was to have refereed Wales-England at Millennium Stadium but he is recovering from injury and his place is taken by Alain Rolland.
This was in reality the start of the 2011 Tri-Nations when New Zealand and Australia each put their best teams in the field to play each other. It may not happen again in 2011.
The Club Sevens was once again a huge success and Nigel Melville looks back at event giving thanks to the host Golden Gate Rugby Club and all those who took part.
Toby Flood sees Saturday's clash with Wales as his chance to prove he deserves to be England's first-choice fly-half for the World Cup.
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