James O'Connor will relish the flyhalf role after being preferred to Quade Cooper as the Wallaby playmaker against the B&I Lions.
The Reds were dealt a cruel blow when Wallaby wing Digby Ioane was sent back home from the Queensland team's tour of SA with a knee injury.
It took a few extra minutes, but the Women’s Eagles Sevens defeated Spain 17-12 Saturday in the Plate Final of Amsterdam Sevens, the final leg of the inaugural IRB Women’s Sevens World Series.
The Highlanders attack with enthusiasm, the Bulls defend with determination and the Bulls score a try - which again provoked debate.
Jonny Wilkinson has capped a triumphant Heineken Cup campaign with Toulon by being named European player of the year.
Martin Castrogiovanni's departure from Leicester has been confirmed although his future plans are far from clear.
Australian coach Robbie Deans challenged Quade Cooper to prove himself when the Queensland Reds face the British and Irish Lions on June 8.
Nick Kennedy described winning the Heineken Cup as the pinnacle of his career and a vindication of his decision to move to Toulon last summer.
Toulon's Delon Armitage embroiled in row with past and present players after taunting an opponent.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder pointed to the impact of senior players Dan Carter and Kieran Read as crucial in their victory over the Blues.
Rory Best will lead Ireland's 28-man squad for their tour to the United States and Canada after being snubbed by the British and Irish Lions.
Bulls captain Pierre Spies wants his team to capitalise on the momentum from their bonus-point win over the Highlanders.
Reds captain James Horwill admitted that his team made things difficult for themselves against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Cheetahs skipper Adriaan Strauss lauded his side for a solid defensive effort in their victory over the Reds in Bloemfontein.
Australia coach Robbie Deans has left the door open for the likes of Quade Cooper to face the Lions.