The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Sharks coach John Plumtree believes the new era of Sharks rugby starts this weekend under new skipper Keegan Daniel with a batch of fresh faces following him into battle.
Ireland have named an unchanged starting XV for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy at the Aviva Stadium.
Wales and British and Irish Lions loosehead prop Gethin Jenkins has confirmed he will leave Cardiff Blues next season to take up a contract with French club Toulon.
Wales captain Sam Warburton has recovered from a thigh injury and will return to lead his team's Triple Crown Six Nations clash with England at Twickenham this weekend.
Mark Wilson claims the ambition of Newcastle owner Semore Kurdi helped convince him to sign a new long-term deal at the club.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has opted to stick with the same starting XV that was due to tackle Ireland for Sunday's trip to Scotland.
Wales captain Sam Warburton has been passed fit to face England at Twickenham on Saturday.
France named an unchanged line-up for the Six Nations match with Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday, looking to get their campaign back on track after the fiasco of the Ireland game.
SANZAR will use the Super Rugby competition this year to trial a new judicial system which will include white cards for referee referrals, off-field yellow cards, and a streamlined hearing process.
The Bulls will face the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Friday with nine players who have not played for the franchise before and six who will play in their first Super Rugby match of their career.
Hurricanes skipper Conrad Smith has been declared fit enough to lead out the Wellington side against the Stormers on Saturday.
Gloucester have announced that Scotland hooker Scott Lawson is to leave the club at the end of the season.
The Cheetahs may be without two key forwards, but they are banking on breakdown king Heinrich Brüssow to provide the spark in their season opener against the Lions on Saturday.
England insist they will not be bullied by Wales' powerful back line in this weekend's 6 Nations clash at Twickenham.
Double Grand Slam winner and record-equalling Wales captain Ryan Jones knows what it takes to topple England at Twickenham.
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