Sharks playmaker Pat Lambie isn’t getting caught up in all the focus on Saturday's flyhalf battle between him and Bulls counterpart Morné Steyn.
Former England centre Dan Hipkiss has been forced to retire due to a shoulder injury.
Dylan Hartley is determined to prove he is not on the British and Irish Lions tour just to make up the numbers.
Wallaby wing Digby Ioane could miss the opening Test against the British and Irish Lions after undergoing a knee operation on Wednesday.
The Stormers returned from Australasia under the weather, but coach Allister Coetzee knows that they have to get back up and fight for whatever they can get.
The Rebels will part ways with international players Gareth Delve and Ged Robinson.
Newcastle will aim to maintain a 100% winning record against Bedford this season in Thursday's Championship final first leg at Goldington Road.
Frans Ludeke signed a new three-year deal to stay on as coach of the Bulls, but the Pretoria franchise released Springbok Jacques Potgieter.
Springbok tourist Raymond Rhule has been axed from the Cheetahs team to play the Southern Kings in a Super Rugby match in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
The Stormers have snapped up another Lions player as Marius Coetzer finds himself sitting on the bench for the Stormers for their game against the Reds this weekend.
The Kings may already have four Springboks, but Demetri Catrakilis is the gem that justifies their existence as a Super Rugby franchise.
Wales international Gareth Delve is to leave the Melbourne Rebels this summer.
Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has named a much-changed line-up for Saturday's Super Rugby encounter against the Reds at Newlands.
Bulls scrumhalf Jano Vermaak will make a 100th Super Rugby appearance if he takes to the field in his side's match against the Sharks in Durban.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has made four changes to the starting XV to play the Rebels in Melbourne this Friday.