The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
The Chiefs scored four tries in the first half to put the game beyond a disappointing Blues side who were unable to hit back and eventually went down 29-14 in Hamilton on Friday.
Referee Glen Jackson has tweaked a calf muscle and will be unable to officiate the Australian Super Rugby derby between the Reds and the Force at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday.
The Highlanders' All Black scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan has been dropped to the bench where he will keep Colin Slade company during the clash against the Crusaders in Dunedin on Saturday.
There will be nowhere to hide on Saturday with four bone-rattling derbies lined up as the feast of fierce Super Rugby continues in the second week of the season.
Tommy Bowe insists Ireland must avoid reproducing the kamikaze starts of previous years if they are to have any hope of winning in Paris.
London Irish's Tongan international Chris Hala'ufia was given a potentially season-ending ban on Thursday after being served with an 11-week suspension for a dangerous tackle during a European Cup game.
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea has told Mike Brown not to blame himself after England failed to snatch a draw against Wales.
London Irish number eight Chris Hala'ufia has been banned for 11 weeks after his citing following a Heineken Cup game.
England suffered a new Six Nations setback with the news that lock Courtney Lawes could be sidelined for the remainder of the Six Nations due to a shin injury.
Stuart Lancaster's future with England will be decided before the end of his Six Nations 'audition', new Rugby Football Union (RFU) Chief Executive Ian Ritchie said Thursday.
England lock Courtney Lawes could miss the rest of the RBS Six Nations after picking up a shin injury.
The Hurricanes new flyhalf Beauden Barrett will have his hands full against the Lions on Friday, but despite the player exodus there are several rising stars in the Wellington side's camp.
Questions about a supposed lack of strike power in the backline and the battle for Springbok places will not distract the Stormers from their main goal - winning the Super Rugby competition.
New Bulls captain Pierre Spies expects the Cheetahs to throw everything but the kitchen sink at them when the two teams go head-to-head in a Super Rugby Round Two encounter in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The RFU will decide on whether Stuart Lancaster is the right man to lead England on a full-time basis before the end of his 6 Nations audition.
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