The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
The Bulls entertain the Cheetahs on Saturday as both sides make for a final throw of the dice before deciding on their strongest starting XVs for another gruelling Super Rugby campaign.
If Eastern Province Kings coach Alan Solomons is looking for a 'tough test' to see which players are up to Super Rugby standards, he will get one in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Chris Ashton believes life on the straight and narrow is already paying dividends for England as they prepare to tackle Italy.
Scotland No 8 David Denton is determined to outshine Wales counterpart Toby Faletau in the cauldron of the Millennium Stadium on Sunday.
Golden Lions President Kevin de Klerk has dismissed suggestion that his union would merge with any of the other franchise in 2013.
Midi Olympique reports on Thursday that the majority of players at Racing-Métro (37 out of 40 perhaps) asked for a meeting with the club's president Jacky Lorenzetti to ask for the removal of coach Pierre Berbizier. Lorenzetti did not accede to the players' request.
There was a time when a match between Natal and Boland would be a close-run affair. Those days are past, even with the experimental look of the two teams.
Warren Gatland believes Ryan Jones' "versatility" has minimised disruption in terms of team selection for Wales' clash with Scotland on Sunday.
Declan Kidney insists Ireland have put the frustration of their defeat to Wales behind them as they prepare to face France in the Six Nations.
Ryan Jones will take the place of banned lock Bradley Davies in the Wales team for the Six Nations international against Scotland on Sunday.
Former Wales captain Ryan Jones will take the place of banned lock Bradley Davies in Sunday's Six Nations clash against Scotland.
Scotland plan to meet fire with fire in Sunday's Six Nations match with Wales, having asked for the Millennium Stadium roof to be closed.
England prop Andrew Sheridan will make his comeback on Friday night five months after suffering a World Cup-ending injury in New Zealand.
Wales forward Alun-Wyn Jones is set to begin his comeback from injury for the Ospreys on Friday night.
TV commentator Nigel Starmer-Smith looks back on Wellington and ahead to the USA Sevens in Las Vegas, Round 5 of the IRB Sevens World Series.
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