The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Academy prospects Tom Heathcote and Kane Palma-Newport have agreed new deals with Bath.
Sale Sharks have moved to replace Toulon-bound Andrew Sheridan with the re-signing of Eifion Lewis Roberts on a three-year deal.
The Western Force, who have already lost Rugby League convert Jordan Rapana for the entire season, will be without three of their key forwards when they face the Brumbies in a Super Rugby pre-season trial in Darwin on Saturday.
The Australian Rugby Union named two newcomers in the squad for this weekend's Wellington leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.
All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden will play his first match for the Chiefs, when they take on the Rebels in a Super Rugby pre-season match in Geelong on Friday.
The Bulls have bolstered their front row resources with the news that two-times Super Rugby-winning prop Rayno Gerber has returned to Pretoria.
The miscreants of Super Rugby will get away with even less, following the announcement of new disciplinary rules to be trialled during the 2012 competition.
Charlie Hodgson will make his first England start since his international career was effectively declared over in the showdown with Scotland.
James Hook says his World Cup wobble is behind him as he prepares for a probable return when Wales launch their 6 Nations campaign on Sunday.
Wasps centre Dominic Waldouck has replaced Jonathan Joseph in the England Saxons side to face Scotland A at Galashiels on Friday night.
Keith Earls will fill some of the biggest boots in world rugby despite having his preparations for Ireland's RBS 6 Nations opener interrupted.
Ross Ford is desperate for Scotland to shed the tag of "unlucky losers" - and that quest starts with a revenge mission against England.
Shane Williams has been hailed as "a Welsh rugby great" amid reports that he will retire from the sport later this year.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has rung the changes for his team's Six Nations opener against France in Paris on Saturday.
Allan Jacobsen is determined to make amends for the frustrations and hurt of the World Cup campaign at the upcoming Six Nations tournament.
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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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