Golden Lions coach John Mitchell has made one change and two positional switches to the starting line-up of his unbeaten team for Saturday's Currie Cup match against the Cheetahs in Johannesburg.
Griquas have an anxious wait this week to determine the fitness of captain Jonathan Mokuena ahead of their Currie Cup clash with the Leopards in Kimberley.
A long-range try finished by All Blacks centre Richard Kahui clinched the bonus point for Waikato in a convincing 27-13 victory over Canterbury in their National Provincial Championship match in Christchurch on Wednesday.
Veteran Springbok lock Victor Matfield believes that the senior players provide enough leadership expertise for the on-field captaincy not to be a major issue.
Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has rung the changes for his side's clash with the Blue Bulls in Nelspruit this weekend in response to their convincing defeat to the Leopards last week.
England fullback Ben Foden believes he needs to deliver a big performance against Wales this weekend following the re-emergence of Delon Armitage ahead of next month's World Cup.
Queens College comprehensively beat a gallant Hangklip 63 - 20 on the Victoria Recreation Ground this past Friday afternoon. The match was played in near perfect weather conditions, but the match itself was far from perfect
The Leopards will be looking to build on their impressive 27-15 victory over the Pumas last week when they travel to Kimberley to take on the Griquas in their Currie Cup clash on Friday night.
The Sharks have named all their available Springboks in this week's team to play Western Province in a crunch Currie Cup encounter at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.
The Cheetahs have been forced to re-shuffle their backline after experienced duo Andries Strauss and Hennie Daniller were ruled out of the match against the Lions on Saturday.
London Irish have signed England Under-20 captain Alex Gray on a two-year-contract from Newcastle Falcons - much to the disappointment of Falcons rugby boss Alan Tait.
Japan's rugby body said on Wednesday it had suspended World Cup hopeful Ryohei Yamanaka for two years for using a banned substance for which he blamed a cream designed to help him grow a moustache.
Star Argentinian back Juan Martin Hernandez failed to make the Pumas World Cup squad when it was announced by coach Santiago Phelan.
Australia scrumhalf Will Genia picked out his opposite number Fourie du Preez as a player who will make "a massive difference" for South Africa in the Tri-Nations test this weekend.
England's Rugby World Cup campaign kicks off against Argentina in a month and Ben Foden is feeling under the greatest pressure of his life.