The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
The hurly-burly of the Heineken Cup is suddenly over, quarterfinalists are decided and we are back to clubs as they fight for glory or to avoid ignominy.
Saracens' plans to play on an artificial pitch at a renovated Barnet Copthall Stadium have been given the thumbs up by planning officers.
England's interim head coach Stuart Lancaster has confirmed his intention to apply for the full-time job.
Wales will be without prop Gethin Jenkins and fly-half Rhys Priestland for their Six Nations opener against Ireland.
Stormers wing Gio Aplon was involved in a car accident in Cape Town on Wednesday morning but was not seriously injured and escaped with minor bruising to his forearm.
The Bulls are hopeful of holding onto their mastermind, Heyneke Meyer, despite confirmation that he is set to be unveiled as the new Springbok coach on Friday.
The Waratahs will follow up next Friday's match against Samoa in Tamworth with a second trial match against Tonga at the Sydney Football Stadium on Friday, February 17.
Hooker Ed Shervington has become the latest player to pledge his future to Worcester Warriors after signing a new deal to remain at the Premiership club.
World Cup-winning former Springbok coach Jake White has wasted no time in leaving his mark on the Brumbies franchise.
According to Dylan Cleaver of the New Zealand Herald, referee Bryce Lawrence will not be refereeing Super Rugby matches in South Africa.
The Cheetahs have pulled out all their big guns for their pre-season clash with the EP Kings in East London on Saturday.
Leicester scrum-half Micky Young has been cited for allegedly making contact with the eyes or eye area of Aironi wing Giulio Toniolatti.
Uncapped Scarlets forward Aaron Shingler has been called into Wales' pre-Six Nations training camp in Gdansk, Poland.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson confirmed Ross Ford as his captain for the Six Nations and then declared: "It's time for us to deliver".
The Lions will take on the Stormers in their Super rugby warm-up game at Newlands on Friday with a powerful starting XV and plenty of exciting young talent on the bench.
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