The return of ace flyhalf Dan Carter is one of five changes to the All Blacks team to play France in the third and final Test.
Newly married flank Francois Louw will look to remedy the Springboks' breakdown blues against Samoa at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Ross Cronje at scrumhalf is one of six changes to the Golden Lions team for their friendly encounter with the Sharks.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says building depth in key positions was the reason behind Flip van der Merwe’s promotion to the starting line-up.
Rob Kearney is ready to help the British and Irish Lions prepare for "the big picture" of Saturday's first Test against Australia.
A young Men’s Eagles squad could not overcome a powerful Fiji side Wednesday in their third IRB Pacific Nations Cup match, losing 10-35 in Japan.
The Hurricanes have been boosted by the return of All Black prop John Schwalger for their mid-season Super Rugby friendly against the Crusaders in Levin on Friday.
The Highlanders will play a Southland XV at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday as the team builds towards its last home game of the Super Rugby season - against the Crusaders next Saturday, June 29.
Springbok and former Lions flyhalf Andrew 'Butch' James gets his first start for the Sharks when they take the Golden Lions on in the SA Franchise Challenge on Friday.
Australia coach Robbie Deans is expected to take a gamble by selecting James O'Connor at fly-half to face the Lions on Saturday.
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will be given until Friday to prove his fitness, ahead of the Final of the four-nations match.
Wallabies and Waratahs flank Michael Hooper believes that there will be a large Welsh contingent in the Lions squad for the opening Test in Brisbane.
George North is fit to face the Wallabies in the opening Test on Saturday and help the B&I Lions forget their first non-Test defeat in Australia in 42 years.
The Wales Under-20 side are through to their first JWC final and coach Danny Wilson wants his team to appreciate the feeling because there is a mountain of work to be done.
England Under-20 coach Nick Walshe heaped praise on his sides character when they beat the Baby Blacks 33-12 in Vannes on Tuesday.