The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Veteran France lock Pascal Pape dismissed Six Nations opponents Scotland's poor record over the past few years and said he anticipated a really tough match at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Scotland centre Alex Grove has signed a new contract and pledged his future to Worcester Warriors.
South African stars Schalk Brits and Matt Stevens have both extended their contracts with English Premiership club Saracens.
Munster have confirmed they have agreed to allow scrum-half Peter Stringer to move to Newcastle on loan.
Saracens hooker Schalk Brits has become the latest player to pledge his future to the defending Premiership champions.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel says Italy must stop Ireland dictating the tempo of their Six Nations clash if they are to come away from Dublin with a positive result on Saturday.
Hurricanes skipper Conrad Smith is done backpacking around the world, and the All Black midfield general has turned his attention to exploring the watertight Stormers defensive system this weekend.
England fullback Ben Foden is relishing the build-up to this year's "crunch" Six Nations match against Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.
Wales prop Adam Jones has insisted the World Cup semifinalists are ignoring suggestions they could bully England physically when the teams meet in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson has insisted Stuart Hogg will have the "freedom to play" when the teenage fullback makes his first Test start against France in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Northampton Saints Paul Diggin has signed a new contract to remain with the Heineken Cup finalists.
The Cheetahs suffered a setback ahead of their Super Rugby season opener against the Lions on Saturday.
Sharks skipper Keegan Daniel believes his team have come through the pre-season challenges with flying colours and are primmed and ready to tackle the Bulls on Friday.
England coach Stuart Lancaster made four personnel changes to the starting line-up for Saturday's crunch Six Nations match against Wales at Twickenham.
Interim England head coach Stuart Lancaster has made four changes to his line-up for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales at Twickenham.
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