The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has revealed he suggested imposing fines of up to £30,000 for players who receive needless yellow cards.
Les Kiss has demanded Ireland "breathe some fire" against France as they seek to atone for their disappointing start to the RBS 6 Nations.
The Waratahs braved torrential rain to kick off their 2012 campaign with an impressive display, running in 13 tries against a physical Samoan side at Tamworth on Friday.
The International Rugby Board and the Six Nations have combined to affirm the last penalty awarded by Wayne Barnes in the match between Ireland and Wales.
The Bulls' second stringers continued the franchise's good pre-season form when they edged the Cheetahs' back-up selection 33-29 in an entertaining encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.
England's history boy Alex Corbisiero is not part of the X-box generation, preferring his degree studies on the unification of Italy to gaming.
Wales' teenage rising star George North will go into Sunday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Scotland being hailed as "a superstar of the game".
Rory Best says Ireland must be prepared to break through the pain barrier if they are to rescue their RBS 6 Nations by overcoming France.
After their big wins in Round 1, England and France are expected to win well this weekend and look likely to decide the championship when they meet.
Max Evans believes Scotland are on the verge of a complete performance as he prepares to return to the Millennium Stadium.
Despite playing in torrential rain, the Waratahs opened their 2012 campaign with a 13-try, 83-5 rout of a Samoan selection at Tamworth on Friday.
There are two big problems for the Top 14 this round. There is the weather and France are playing.
Ross Batty and Chris Cook have both agreed to contract extensions at Bath.
Young England Saxons tightead prop Rupert Harden has shown loyalty to the club that has developed him as a player by signing a new contract with Gloucester.
England, who had a big win in Round 1, are likely to have big wins again this week when they play Italy.
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