Leinster's hopes of claiming the Amlin Challenge Cup have suffered a serious blow with the news that the Brian O'Driscoll is missing in Dublin.
Brian O'Driscoll has been ruled out of the Amlin Challenge Cup final between Leinster and Stade Francais in Dublin on Friday night.
Code-swapping revelation Israel Folau will try to grab a final chance to impress national selectors Saturday.
London Welsh have announced the departures of back-row forwards Michael Hills and Ed Williamson.
Brian O'Driscoll will continue to play for Ireland and Leinster next season after agreeing a new one-year deal with the Irish RFU.
Scrumhalf Alby Mathewson will return to the Western Force's starting line-up to face the Sharks in Perth on Friday.
Former England wing Tom Voyce has announced his retirement from rugby.
The Australian Rugby Union, still reeling from the Kurtley Beale saga, have been thrown into turmoil once again.
Gloucester have officially confirmed that Wales scrum-half Tavis Knoyle will move to Kingsholm on a two-year deal.
Simon Shaw and Andrew Sheridan both agree Jonny Wilkinson will be Toulon's key man in against Clermont on Saturday.
The Brumbies made two changes to their starting line-up for the crucial all-Australian derby with the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.
Paddy Ryan will make his fourth start this season in the Waratahs' all-Australian derby with the Brumbies this Saturday.
A number of experienced campaigners return to the Blues starting XV for Saturday's heavyweight clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch.
The Stormers and the Sharks both end their overseas tours with tricky fixtures in Australia on Friday.
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