The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
On a dry and mild west coast evening in front of a near capacity crowd of 4000 at Rugby Park, Greymouth, the Crusaders' 2012 campaign got off to a flying start in front of their faithful.
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton claims he is growing accustomed to Ronan O'Gara replacing him from the bench.
Gloucester hooker Darren Dawidiuk has agreed a new two-year deal to remain at Kingsholm.
Dan Parks is determined Scotland can deliver against England on Saturday and spark a successful Six Nations campaign.
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has welcomed the return of France-based trio for this season's Six Nations campaign.
Owen Farrell has vowed not be fazed by the prospect of making his England debut in the inhospitable cauldron of Murrayfield.
World Cup finalists France will bid to get their Six Nations campaign off with a resounding bang when they host Italy at the Stade de France on Saturday.
Old hurts and new hopes will all be in the air when Scotland and England start their Six Nations campaign with the latest edition of international rugby union's oldest match in Edinburgh on Saturday.
Jonathan Sexton gets another chance in Dublin on Sunday to finally become the undisputed first choice Irish flyhalf when he starts against Wales in their Six Nations opener.
There were a few upsets on Day One of the Wellington Sevens although hosts New Zealand and the Blitzbokke cruised through their first two games without really being tested.
Saracens have moved a step closer to becoming the first club to play on an artificial pitch.
Stuart Lancaster's family will have mixed emotions when his England side tackle Scotland in Saturday's Calcutta Cup showdown at Murrayfield.
Andrew Trimble insists the art of captaincy remains crucial as Ireland prepare for their longest spell under the leadership of Paul O'Connell.
Alasdair Strokosch is known as a master of the dark arts and will play a key role if Scotland are to win the Six Nations opener with England.
Lions assistant coach Johan Ackermann says the team finally has a strong forward pack going into the Super Rugby season.
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