The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Edinburgh have strengthened their front-row reserves with the signing of Argentine prop Ulises Gamboa from Pro12 rivals Aironi until the end of the season.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has made two changes to his side for Saturday's Six Nations clash against England in Rome.
Crafty flyhalf Ricardo Croy will run out in the No.10 jersey for Boland when they take on the Sharks in their pre-season clash at Kings Park on Friday.
Six Nations outsiders Italy have made two changes, bringing in some experience for their historic debut at Rome's Stadio Olimpico for the visit of England on Saturday.
Exciting midfielder Johann Sadie will make his debut for the Bulls on Saturday after being named in the side that will play the Cheetahs in their warm-up match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Springbok wing Bryan Habana will play at outside centre for the Stormers in their final Super Rugby pre-season clash against the Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this weekend.
Hurricanes skipper Conrad Smith only returned to training on Tuesday and might not be fit enough to play in his team's opening Super Rugby clash with the Stormers in Cape Town.
Northampton have secured the long-term future of Mark Sorenson and also signed Ross McMillan on a deal until the end of the season.
Sale Sharks trio Dwayne Peel, Nick Macleod and Marc Jones have all signed new contracts at Edgeley Park.
Berrick Barnes will captain the Waratahs in the first half of their pre-season clash with Samoa this weekend, before the Sydney side wheel out a completely different team after half-time.
The Highlanders have been placed on the back foot before the Super Rugby season kicks off thanks to an ever-lengthening injury list, with centre Kendrick Lynn and wing Kade Poki the latest casualties.
Ireland internationals Keith Earls and Denis Leamy have both agreed new two-year contracts to remain at Munster.
The Cheetahs have given a few fringe players the opportunity to impress in their Super Rugby pre-season clash with the Bulls at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday.
Queensland Reds backs Mike Harris and Ben Lucas will share playmaking duties in Saturday's trial match against the Brumbies in Cairns with both players being given an opportunity to wear the No.10 jersey.
SANZAR has announced the appointments of match official for the first six weeks of Super 15 2012. Chris Pollock will blow the first whistle of the 2012 Super 15 when he referees the Blues and the Crusaders at Eden Park.
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