The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
The Bulls have been forced to make one change to the starting XV that steamrolled the Cheetahs last week with scrumhalf Jano Vermaak coming in for the suspended Francois Hougaard for the clash with the Blues on Saturday.
Berrick Barnes will return to the Waratahs starting line up for this Saturday's Round Three Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin.
The Hurricanes have made a couple of changes to their team for the last match of their overseas tour, against the Western Force in Perth on Friday.
Gloucester fly-half Tim Taylor has agreed a new two-year deal to remain at Kingsholm.
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has named an unchanged starting XV to take on the Crusaders in their Round Three Super Rugby encounter at McLean Park on Friday.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has made several changes to the team to play the Chiefs in a Super Rugby Round Three match in Napier on Friday.
England centre Brad Barritt has been hailed as "world class" ahead of Sunday's RBS Six Nations encounter with France.
Nick De Luca believes Scotland can channel their RBS Six Nations frustration into a positive performance in Dublin on Saturday.
The Bulls may have gotten off to a flying start, but they are well aware the two early victories are meaningless in a protracted season of Super Rugby where there is another 16 weeks of league action to come.
Warren Gatland believes patience could be a virtue when unbeaten Wales step up their bid for the RBS 6 Nations title on Saturday.
Lewis Moody has been hailed as one of the maddest and one of the finest rugby players England has ever produced.
Three Newcastle players have been cited for alleged foul play during last week's clash against Premiership leaders Harlequins.
Again it has been suggested that the scope of the television match official's ability to advise referees should increase. This time the case in point was a try awarded to the Bulls' prop Dean Greyling in their match with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Toby Flood has been dropped for England's Six Nations clash with France on Sunday due to the return to fitness of Charlie Hodgson.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson has urged his players not to be derailed by reactions to their recent record as they face Ireland on Saturday.
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