The Chiefs cemented their place at the top of the Super Rugby standings with a 28-19 win over the Crusaders in Hamilton on Friday.
Influential Springbok Sevens captain Frankie Horne will miss the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow next month because of a shoulder injury.
Veteran All Black lock Ali Williams called time on his international career Friday, after playing 77 Tests over the past 11 years.
Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph hit the panic button, making seven changes to the team to play the Western Force in Perth on Saturday.
Powerhouse Radike Samo is set ignite the Reds' back row when he makes his first starting appearance of 2013 against the Stormers.
Confidence and desperation will collide when the Bulls travel to Durban to face the Sharks in the final Super Rugby clash of Round 15 on Saturday.
We check on the impact of 7's player sponsorships, the status of both Titi Lamositele and Hanno Dirksen.
Justin Tipuric hopes Sam Warburton's selection as Lions captain will not harm his chances of earning a Test spot against Australia.
The Bulls are not buying into the public perception that the Sharks are floundering like the proverbial fish out if water.
Newcastle Falcons moved one step closer to a swift return to the Aviva Premiership following an 18-9 win over Bedford.
The Bulls confirmed on Thursday that prop Frik Kirsten, and not Werner Kruger, would start against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Will Genia is backing his halfback partner Quade Cooper to prove that he can handle the defensive pressures of playing flyhalf at the highest level.
Jamie Joseph has decided to step down from the role as Maori All Blacks coach, a position he has held for three years.
The Sharks have their Beast back, but the Bismarck remains stranded as injuries continue disrupt the Durban-based team.
Worcester have announced the signing of former England Saxons hooker Chris Brooker from Harlequins.