The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
The Crusaders and Hurricanes have called up a number of World Cup-winning All Blacks for their pre-season match on in Mangatainoka on Saturday.
Mouritz Botha believes England can go on to build "something special" after laying the foundation stones with last weekend's win over Scotland.
Ireland's Stephen Ferris has been cleared of wrongdoing by a Six Nations disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.
Greig Laidlaw is confident he is ready to inherit the Scotland number 10 jersey as he prepares to make his first Test start this weekend.
Stephen Ferris will be available for Ireland's Six Nations clash with France after being cleared of tip-tackling Wales lock Ian Evans.
Wales are confident they can avert a second-row crisis in this season's Six Nations after Bradley Davies' tournament-ending ban.
Saturday opened the 2012 Six Nations. In the six teams there were seven whose schooling was in South Africa. Three played for England, three for Italy and one for Scotland.
England lock Nick Kennedy will leave London Irish at the end of the season and move to French Top 14 outfit Toulon on a three year deal with the glamour club.
Northampton Saints have announced that 32-year-old Kiwi lock Mark Sorenson has signed an extension to his contract with the club.
Wales lock Bradley Davies has been handed a seven-week ban for his tip-tackle during the Six Nations win over Ireland.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson has been forced to make two changes to his side for this weekend's Six Nations clash with Wales as they attempt to bounce back from their disappointing Calcutta Cup defeat to England.
With the Sharks' preparations for the 2012 Super Rugby season winding down, hooker and vice-captain Bismarck du Plessis insists his team can finally claim their maiden title this year.
Wales lock Bradley Davies was hit with a seven-week ban on Wednesday following his citing for a "tip tackle" in the Six Nations victory over Ireland last weekend.
Three Sale Sharks Welshmen - scrumhalf Dwayne Peel, front row forward Marc Jones and flyhalf Nick Macleod - have all signed extensions to their contracts to keep them with the Premiership club.
Scotland have made two enforced changes for Sunday's Six Nations clash in Wales, with Greig Laidlaw set to make his first Test start.
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The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
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