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Western Province suffered a huge blow ahead of their Currie Cup encounter with the Leopards on Saturday, with the news that star flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis has been ruled out for a month.
World Cup organizers have confirmed Romanian wing Catalin Fercu has withdrawn from the tournament, saying he has been diagnosed with pneumonia.
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon and British royal Zara Phillips head a host of dignitaries expected to attend the World Cup in New Zealand over the next six weeks.
International Rugby Board chiefs Wednesday refused to water down their national eligibility rules for Pacific players, despite a tirade from Samoa's prime minister, who labelled them "unfair".
Namibia coach Johan Diergaardt has made seven changes for his team's opening World Cup match against Fiji on Saturday from the lineup which lost to Georgia in the European Nations Cup in June.
Griquas will be without the services of star Springbok back Riaan Viljoen when they travel to Johannesburg for a Currie Cup showdown on Friday.
Springbok wing Odwa Ndungane is "enjoying every moment" as he attempts to become the second member of his family to take home a World Cup winners' medal.
Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar made two positional changes to his starting back-line, as he looks to revive the side's Currie Cup campaign.
Bishops have this year been celebrating 150 years of playing football which we now call rugby. Recently, they had a church service to give thanks for rugby and now they have a match on the day when the school plays the Old Diocesans, the schools Old Boys, a game they have been playing since 1868.
Tonga captain Finau Maka doesn't expect a sore Achilles to stop him from playing against New Zealand in the opening match of the World Cup on Friday, despite his coach and brother being more uncertain.
The Waratahs have taken another step in closing out their 2012 roster with the confirmation that 21-year-olds Bernard Foley and Greg Peterson will move into the Super Rugby squad next season.
World Cup organisers have expressed confidence the tournament would be a spectacular success as hosts New Zealand unveiled their starting XV for the first game against Tonga.
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw is to be the 'face' of an appeal by World Cup organisers designed to raise funds to support rugby in earthquake-hit Christchurch.
There are no seedings at the World Cup and therefore no official favourites. The teams go into pools and play - strong against weak.
Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde expects referees to take a tough line on scrum infringements at the World Cup but says it won't be an issue if teams toe the line.
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The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
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