The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Waratahs wing Drew Mitchell has revealed that he will not be fit in time for his team's Super Rugby opening game against the Reds, leaving the Sydney side seriously short on firepower out wide for the Aussie derby.
Crisis-hit Top 14 club Racing-Metro have further shuffled their backroom staff, bringing in Didier Retiere as forwards coach in place of Philippe Berbizier, brother of director of rugby Pierre.
Northampton forward Samu Manoa has signed a new three-year contract with Saints.
Northampton Saints have announced that utility forward Samu Manoa has joined the lengthening list of players to have committed themselves to the club for three more years.
Cheetahs tighthead prop WP Nel has signed a three-year contract with Scottish Pro12 outfit Edinburgh and will join the capital club at the end of the Super Rugby season.
Injuries aside, Lions coach John Mitchell is confident his team will be as competitive as any of the other outfits in this year's Super Rugby series.
Despite appearing for the Sharks last week halfback Frederic Michalak has effectively been serving a three-month ban for a dangerous tackle he made in the Currie Cup Final last year.
Harlequins number eight Nick Easter has signed a new three-year contract that will tie him to Twickenham Stoop for the remainder of his career.
Chris Robshaw has been confirmed as captain of England for the rest of the Six Nations by coach Stuart Lancaster after steering the team to gritty wins in their first two matches.
Flyhalf Ignacio Mieres believes it is vital that Exeter Chiefs use last weekend's home win over Leicester Tigers as the springboard for a crucial month ahead for the Devon club.
Former Ospreys loose forward Steve Tandy has been appointed as head coach of the Welsh region following the departure of Sean Holley and will take charge of team affairs immediately.
Chris Robshaw has been confirmed as England captain for the remainder of the Six Nations.
England No.8 Nick Easter has committed his rugby future to Harlequins by signing a three year contract that will keep him with the London club until the end of the 2014/15 season.
An exciting new Sevens tournament, named 7'sPL, will hit Outeniqua Park, George on December 14 and 15 this year.
Leicester and Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni could be out for up to six weeks after he sustained a rib injury against England on Saturday.
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