The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Montpellier lock Thibault Privat was on Wednesday banned for 30 days for striking Toulouse's Springbok prop Daan Human in a Top 14 clash last month, the national rugby league (LNR) said.
South African-born Saracens midfielder Brad Barritt expects the new-look England to play a "free-flowing" game in the Six Nations under the watchful eye of interim coach Stuart Lancaster.
Worcester Warriors have further strengthened their back row with the signing of Blair Cowan from Cornish Pirates.
Mike Tindall could have another battle on his hands as he looks to continue picking up the pieces of what has been a shattering season for him.
Interim coach Stuart Lancaster believes his squad of young guns has the potential to fire England back to the top of the rugby world.
Little-known Border Bulldogs centre Byron McGuigan has received a surprise call-up to the Scotland Sevens squad.
Charlie Sharples revealed he had achieved one of his season's objectives by being selected in the England elite player squad.
Stuart Lancaster launched England's new era when he announced an elite squad featuring nine uncapped players for the upcoming Six Nations.
Cardiff Blues will play their 100th Heineken Cup match when they clash with London Irish this weekend but any celebrations will go on the back burner if they do not seal victory and move closer to the quarterfinals.
Ospreys flank James King is looking at a spell of around a month on the sidelines following surgery to repair the ear he damaged in a freak incident during the New Year's Day win over Cardiff Blues.
Moray Low will miss the start of Scotland's Six Nations campaign after being ruled out for eight weeks with a medial ligament injury.
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske is determined to add some grit and determination to his team's fast-paced attacking game in order to take them from entertaining also-rans to a serious force in Super Rugby this year.
Following the departure of their New Zealand import Willie Ripia on Tuesday, the Western Force confirmed that they had been granted special permission by the Australian Rugby Union to recruit a replacement player.
The Crusaders may not know when they will eventually have a home ground, but at least they know when one of their super stars will return to action.
Warren Gatland, Andy Robinson and Declan Kidney are the leading names to be head coach of the 2013 British and Irish Lions.
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The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
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