The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Despite appearing for the Sharks last week halfback Frederic Michalak has effectively been serving a three-month ban for a dangerous tackle he made in the Currie Cup Final last year.
Harlequins number eight Nick Easter has signed a new three-year contract that will tie him to Twickenham Stoop for the remainder of his career.
Chris Robshaw has been confirmed as captain of England for the rest of the Six Nations by coach Stuart Lancaster after steering the team to gritty wins in their first two matches.
Flyhalf Ignacio Mieres believes it is vital that Exeter Chiefs use last weekend's home win over Leicester Tigers as the springboard for a crucial month ahead for the Devon club.
Former Ospreys loose forward Steve Tandy has been appointed as head coach of the Welsh region following the departure of Sean Holley and will take charge of team affairs immediately.
Chris Robshaw has been confirmed as England captain for the remainder of the Six Nations.
England No.8 Nick Easter has committed his rugby future to Harlequins by signing a three year contract that will keep him with the London club until the end of the 2014/15 season.
An exciting new Sevens tournament, named 7'sPL, will hit Outeniqua Park, George on December 14 and 15 this year.
Leicester and Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni could be out for up to six weeks after he sustained a rib injury against England on Saturday.
The Melbourne Rebels have announced that Wales No.8 Gareth Delve will share the vice-captaincy for the upcoming Super Rugby season alongside developing leader Hugh Pyle.
Bulls midfielder Wynand Olivier is in race against time to be fit for his side's Super Rugby season opener against the Sharks on February 24th.
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has selected a number of youngsters and some fresh faces for his final group of 30 players for the upcoming Super Rugby competition.
Victor Vito, who will lead the Hurricanes in their last pre-season match against the Chiefs in Taupo on Friday, is confident the "new breed" will leave their mark on the Super Rugby competition.
Keven Mealamu will make his first appearance of the year for the Blues when they take on the Highlanders in their final Super Rugby pre-season match at Unitec on Friday.
France have named an unchanged 23-strong squad for the Six Nations game against Scotland at Murrayfield on February 26.
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