Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy's departure for the Rugby World Cup has been delayed after he picked up a calf strain at a recovery session.
Veteran flyhalf Tony Brown came off the bench to help Otago finish the season on a high with a 28-20 victory over Manawatu at the Dunedin Stadium on Tuesday.
Once the Springboks start making their way through the streets of Sandton the phrase 'Ke Nako' will once again best describe the feeling of millions as they bid farewell to the men who will be taking their hopes and dreams with them.
Lions stalwart Cobus Grobelaar believes that continuity in selection and the ability to learn from past mistakes have been crucial to his team's success in the Currie Cup so far this season.
South Africa's lack of depth at tighthead prop has been a major concern for a while with very few options in the specialist position, but dynamic Cheetahs front ranker Coenie Oosthuizen is determined to solve that problem.
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There is a lull in international rugby this weekend - the lull before outbreak of the 2011 Rugby World Cup But New Zealand's championship reaches a Final and England's competitions start as do the Pro 12 which is the Magners League under a new name.
The Blue Bulls have secured the early release of EP Kings utility forward Jacques Potgieter, who will join the Pretoria side on September 1 and will be available for selection for the remainder of the Currie Cup season.
Lions coach John Mitchell has made one change to his starting team to face the Pumas in their Currie Cup match in Nelspruit on Friday.
Ireland international David Wallace is facing six months out of action following surgery on his right knee.
Australia coach Robbie Deans admits he has been impressed by James O'Connor's response to his much-publicised suspension.
Saracens' entire coaching team have agreed new three-year deals to remain at the Aviva Premiership champions.
Following their spirited 28-20 defeat to the Blue Bulls the Leopards go in search of a victory against the Cheetahs in Potchefstroom on Saturday.
Consultant attack and skills coach Paul Turner believes a return to the glory days is just around the corner for Wasps.
Blues lock Kurtis Haiu was discharged without conviction for assault charges.