The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford has been appointed as Scotland captain for their first Six Nations match against England in the absence of his injured teammate, loose forward Kelly Brown.
Stormers captain Schalk Burger won't be making any dramatic changes to his robust style of play in the absence of Francois Louw or another specialist fetcher this season.
Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford will captain Scotland into the Six Nations after Kelly Brown was ruled out of the championship.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has called up Treviso prop Michele Rizzo as a back-up for the injured Alberto De Marchi for his side's opening two matches in the Six Nations next month.
Fearsome England prop Andrew Sheridan is set to leave the Sale Sharks for French side Toulon at the end of the season, effectively signalling the end of his international career.
Former Bulls centre Stephan Dippenaar is set to make his Springbok Sevens debut in New Zealand after he was included in the squad of 14 players for the next two legs of the Sevens World Series, in Wellington and Las Vegas.
Sale and England prop Andrew Sheridan will join French outfit Toulon this summer.
Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has named what is close to his strongest possible team for the Cape side's Super Rugby warm-up match against the Lions at Newlands on Friday.
Veteran All Blacks and Blues loosehead prop Tony Woodcock is set to miss the first four rounds of the Super Rugby season as he attempts to recover from a few niggling injuries.
Sir Clive Woodward has cranked up the pressure on Stuart Lancaster by claiming England's interim head coach has "a lot to prove".
Steven Sykes has left Heineken Cup champions Leinster and is on his way back to Durban after signing a one-year deal with his old team the Sharks ahead of the new Super Rugby season.
Loosehead prop Gethin Jenkins will be the only Wales player to miss the start of their training camp in Poland, but is expected to be fit for the Six Nations opener against Ireland.
Springbok flank Schalk Burger will captain the Stormers in Friday's Super Rugby warm-up clash against the Lions at Newlands.
Captain Greig Laidlaw believes there is plenty more to come from Edinburgh after booking their place in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup.
Scotland centre Graeme Morrison has targeted a win over England in their opening RBS 6 Nations match.
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