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French No. 8 Raphael Lakafia will win his first cap forin Saturday's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.
Australian international centre Ryan Cross is to join French Top 14 side Perpignan as a cover for the World Cup, according to local media reports.
Sharks boss John Plumtree knows how important away wins are in the Currie Cup and has targeted Friday's clash at Newlands as the perfect platform to establish his team's championship credentials.
The Cheetahs are a team of fighters and never give up, Lions captain Josh Strauss said as his team prepares to take on the Free State side in the Currie Cup.
Loose forwards Ryan Kankowski and Ashley Johnson have been released to play in the Currie Cup this weekend, having been called up as cover to the Springbok camp in Durban.
Golden Lions coach John Mitchell has made one change and two positional switches to the starting line-up of his unbeaten team for Saturday's Currie Cup match against the Cheetahs in Johannesburg.
Griquas have an anxious wait this week to determine the fitness of captain Jonathan Mokuena ahead of their Currie Cup clash with the Leopards in Kimberley.
A long-range try finished by All Blacks centre Richard Kahui clinched the bonus point for Waikato in a convincing 27-13 victory over Canterbury in their National Provincial Championship match in Christchurch on Wednesday.
Veteran Springbok lock Victor Matfield believes that the senior players provide enough leadership expertise for the on-field captaincy not to be a major issue.
Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has rung the changes for his side's clash with the Blue Bulls in Nelspruit this weekend in response to their convincing defeat to the Leopards last week.
England fullback Ben Foden believes he needs to deliver a big performance against Wales this weekend following the re-emergence of Delon Armitage ahead of next month's World Cup.
Queens College comprehensively beat a gallant Hangklip 63 - 20 on the Victoria Recreation Ground this past Friday afternoon. The match was played in near perfect weather conditions, but the match itself was far from perfect
The Leopards will be looking to build on their impressive 27-15 victory over the Pumas last week when they travel to Kimberley to take on the Griquas in their Currie Cup clash on Friday night.
The Sharks have named all their available Springboks in this week's team to play Western Province in a crunch Currie Cup encounter at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.
The Cheetahs have been forced to re-shuffle their backline after experienced duo Andries Strauss and Hennie Daniller were ruled out of the match against the Lions on Saturday.
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The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
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