The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
The Cheetahs made two changes to their team for the Super Rugby Round 14 encounter with the Reds on Saturday.
It will be a special day for Bulls stalwarts Pierre Spies and Morné Steyn at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, when their team takes on the Highlanders.
Former Scotland centre Joe Ansbro has been forced to retire having failed to overcome a neck injury.
Stormers coach Allister Coetzee made seven changes to the team for their final Super Rugby match Down Under - against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.
The Stormers were given a slap on the wrist after being found guilty of misconduct and bringing the game into disrepute.
The Rebels have turned to Rugby League convert Bryce Hegarty to solve their flyhalf problem in the wake of injuries to James O'Connor and Angus Roberts, as well as the absence of suspended Kurtley Beale.
The Chiefs suffered a cruel blow with the news that star All Black Sam Cane has been ruled out of their Super Rugby encounter with the Hurricanes.
Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett decided to stick with the victorious line-up for Friday's Round 14 Super Rugby encounter with the Chiefs.
Full-back Leigh Halfpenny hopes to make more of an impression on his second tour with the British and Irish Lions.
Sharks captain Keegan Daniel said that he was shocked to hear about allegations of a rift between the Afrikaans and English players in the Sharks squad.
Melbourne Rebels coach Damien Hill praised Wallaby Kurtley Beale Tuesday for his "courageous" decision to seek help for alcohol issues.
Captain Aurelien Rougerie is a doubt for Clermont's bid for Heineken Cup glory against Toulon in Dublin on Saturday.
The Sharks play the Western Force in their last game of their overseas tour and hopefully the return of Willem Alberts to the starting XV will be the tonic that they need.
Blues utility back George Moala made his first court appearance on Tuesday after he was charged with assault in December last year.
Cam Blades has been confirmed as the coach of the Combined NSW-Queensland Country side to face the Lions.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
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Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.