The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
The Australian Super Rugby conference is, by a long stretch, the easiest of the three. No matter how you spin it, the Rebels and Western Force are soft touches and almost certainly walking bonus points.
Bulls loose forward Dewald Potgieter will miss the opening two months of the Super Rugby competition after undergoing surgery to his arm on Sunday.
To the outside world it is a period of transition in the Bulls' Kraal. However, at Loftus Versfeld they truly believe they can win a fourth Super Rugby crown.
Piri Weepu may not have completely recovered his fitness following the post-World Cup celebrations, but it is not a big worry for Blue coach Pat Lam who has plenty of depth at his disposal.
The wet conditions in their pre-season clash against the Hurricanes may have exposed the Chiefs tight five, but coach David Rennie is confident that their work ethic will ensure that they are competitive this season.
Highlanders flank Adam Thomson knows that his team need to clean up their act at the breakdown if they want to keep a full team on the field and mount a serious challenge this season.
Jim Mallinder commended a "workmanlike" performance from Northampton as seven penalties from Stephen Myler earned victory over Sale.
Bryan Redpath praised Ryan Mills' composure after the teenager struck the decisive penalty in Gloucester's 14-11 victory over Bath at The Rec.
Dai Young felt the controversial decision to penalise Simon McIntyre in a late attacking scrum cost Wasps in a 15-12 defeat at home to Exeter.
London Irish and England full-back Delon Armitage faces the possibility of further disciplinary proceedings.
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea heaped praise on his side's ability to win ugly after the Aviva Premiership leaders beat Worcester.
Leigh Halfpenny has underlined Wales' principal objective for this season's Six Nations Championship - to win the Grand Slam.
In Round 18 of France's Top 14, in a dramatic last minute Toulon won themselves a draw with Stade Français at Stade de France.
A 14-man Newcastle Falcons side gave their survival hopes a major boost with a much needed 19-10 triumph over London Irish in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday.
Harlequins stayed top of the Premiership with a 16-14 win over Worcester on Saturday as Newcastle, Gloucester, Northampton and Exeter also won.
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