Argentina's Pumas, well beaten 28-13 by Wales on Saturday, just managed to beat the Worcester Warriors 21-15 at Sixways on Tuesday night.
Bulls and Blue Bulls stalwart Derick Kuün announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect on Wednesday.
There's nothing quite like going out on a high note and for André Warner that's exactly what he wants to achieve when he leads his Tygerberg High side against Brackenfell High in their FNB Classic Clash on Saturday.
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Canada's senior men's coach Kieran Crowley knows his team must maintain possession and create opportunities to do well against an experienced Australian Barbarians side at the Gold Coast's Skilled Park on Friday.
The Springbok selectors on Wednesday confirmed the names of 12 players who have been placed on standby should the World Cup squad be affected by injury.
All Blacks coach Graham Henry wasted no time in bringing back all his big guns for the Tri-Nations decider against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday.
England have been given a timely boost with the news that James Haskell has been passed fit to face Ireland in the final World Cup warm-up match in Dublin on Saturday.
England flanker James Haskell has been passed fit to face Ireland after a scan revealed only mild inflammation to a tendon in his foot.
New Zealand wing Hosea Gear says he may move overseas after missing selection for the All Blacks 30-man squad for the World Cup.
Australian newspaper publishers on Wednesday said they would not send accredited journalists to next month's World Cup in New Zealand due to restrictions on digital news coverage.
Toulouse coach Guy Noves admitted that turning down the offer to become the next French coach had been one of the toughest decisions he had ever made.
Toulon Sporting Director Philippe Saint-Andre insisted he was focusing on the Top 14 side, after it was revealed he is set to replace Marc Lievremont as France coach after the World Cup.
Italy may not be considered capable of winning the World Cup but in captain Sergio Parisse they have a player who could easily be the tournament's stand-out performer.
Toulouse prop Daan Human will have surgery Wednesday on his left arm, general manager Guy Noves said, without indicating how long the South African would be missing from first team action.