The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
French club sides have weighed into the debate over when to re-programme the France versus Ireland Six Nations game, demanding that it be held after their season finishes in June, informed sources said.
Worcester have signed David Lemi from Glasgow Warriors for next season.
Scotland flank Alasdair Strokosch could miss the rest of the Six Nations with a fractured hand.
England lock Tom Palmer is to return to London Wasps next season on a two-year deal.
Queensland Reds enforcer Anthony Faingaa will return to action on Thursday for the Reds second and final trial match of 2012 against the Western Force in Perth.
All Blacks and Crusaders skipper Richie McCaw on Tuesday said he does not expect to recover from his foot surgery until April, ruling him out of the first five rounds of the Super Rugby season.
Mike Phillips believes Wales are "in a good place" as they prepare for a Triple Crown assault at Twickenham.
There will always be only one Victor Matfield, but the set-piece legacy left by the record-break World Cup-winner looks set to continue at the Bulls for some time to come.
Northampton prop Paul Doran-Jones has joined the England squad preparing for next week's Six Nations clash against Wales at Twickenham.
Tournament organisers have announced that the postponed RBS 6 Nations game between France and Ireland will not take place this weekend.
Flanker Alasdair Strokosch could miss the rest of Scotland's RBS 6 Nations campaign with a fractured hand.
Scotland will find themselves facing a depressingly-familiar RBS 6 Nations salvage job when they tackle France at Murrayfield later this month.
Aviva Premiership strugglers Wasps have announced that England lock Tom Palmer is to rejoin them on a two-year contract.
England Women scored their second successive 40-point victory, this time despite the reorganising of day, time and venue. France just won and Scottish decline continues, well beaten by Wales.
The Lions will use their friendly match against a team made up of South Western District Eagles and Border Bulldogs players in George on Tuesday to give some players valuable game-time.
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