The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
England, who had a big win in Round 1, are likely to have big wins again this week when they play Italy.
Cardiff Blues centre Casey Laulala is set to join Irish province Munster on a two-year deal at the end of the season, the Welsh club announced on Thursday.
Scotland have announced their intention to take on Wales at their own game after requesting the Millennium Stadium roof be closed on Sunday.
Gloucester prop Rupert Harden has been rewarded with a new deal at Kingsholm.
France and Ireland are set for a fierce encounter in their Six Nations match at the Stade de France on Saturday after both coaches demanded their players go for the jugular.
Wallaby Sevens coach Michael O'Connor has made one change to the squad that played in Wellington a week ago, after scrumhalf Lewis Holland was forced out of the side through injury.
Inspirational Western Force lock and Wallabies stalwart, Nathan Sharpe, will call time on his glittering career and hang up his boots from all competitive rugby at the end of the 2012 Super Rugby season.
Paul O'Connell admits Ireland's failings during their RBS Six Nations opener against Wales offer a blueprint on how to lose to France.
Robin McBryde has warned that Wales cannot afford to underestimate Scotland on Sunday.
They may have thumped Italy 59-13 at Twickenham last year but England will not be underestimating the Azzurri at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday.
David Strettle embodies the quote from American football coach Vince Lombardi: "It's not whether you get knocked down but whether you get up".
Leinster cemented their place at the top of the Pro12 standings with an impressive 42-8 win over Italian rivals Treviso, while Glasgow Warriors also strengthened their grip on a top-four place in Thursday's other match.
Scotland are so confident of playing Wales at their own game in a Six Nations clash in Cardiff on Sunday, they've asked for the Millennium Stadium's roof to be closed in a bid to ensure ideal conditions.
The Bulls entertain the Cheetahs on Saturday as both sides make for a final throw of the dice before deciding on their strongest starting XVs for another gruelling Super Rugby campaign.
If Eastern Province Kings coach Alan Solomons is looking for a 'tough test' to see which players are up to Super Rugby standards, he will get one in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
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