The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Gethin Jenkins has achieved a lot in his rugby career - but captaining his country to victory has so far evaded him.
Sharks coach John Plumtree has conceded that the pressure is mounting on his side as they look to turn around the battling start to their Super Rugby campaign in round three.
London Irish's Guy Armitage has become the latest member of the family to sign for Toulon after penning a three-year deal with the Top 14 club.
The Lions have seen both sides of the coin - a two-point win and a loss by the same margin. The latter result, as heartbreaking as it was, will be more valuable in the weeks and months to come.
Nick de Luca was recalled by Scotland on Tuesday to face Ireland in Saturday's Six Nations international in Dublin.
The Bulls face an anxious wait to find out whether key forwards Flip van der Merwe and Deon Stegmann will get over their niggling injuries in time to face the Blues at Loftus Versfeld this weekend.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has rubbished claims from Sharks boss John Plumtree that the South African team have to cope with the most demanding Super Rugby conference.
After self-destructing last year the Hurricanes have been handed an opportunity to start afresh this season, and their focus has been on creating a better team environment in order to turn things around.
Melbourne Rebels coach Damien Hill has warned that star recruits James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale need time to find their feet in the team before they can make a major impact.
Waratahs back-up hooker Damien Fitzpatrick has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, leaving the Sydney side dangerously short of options in the middle of the front row.
Wales captain Sam Warburton will miss the Six Nations match against Italy through injury and will be replaced as skipper by Gethin Jenkins for the match at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Ace Queensland Reds goal-kicker Mike Harris is happy to continue punishing the opposition from the kicking tee but would also like to see a few more cards brandished by referees.
Nick De Luca comes into the Scotland side in the only change to Andy Robinson's team for the RBS 6 Nations clash against Ireland on Saturday.
Wales captain Sam Warburton will miss his second game of this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship against Italy on Saturday.
England World Cup winner and former red rose captain Lewis Moody has retired from rugby with immediate effect.
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