The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
The Western Force have dumped their New Zealand import Willie Ripia, despite a full year remaining on his contract, because of a "serious breach of team protocols".
The Sharks might be without two of their most bruising forwards, Willem Alberts and Jean Deysel, when their Super Rugby season gets underway next month.
Damien Varley insists that even though Munster's front row mainstay John Hayes has hung up his boots, his values and experience will stay with the team.
Leicester Tigers have an excellent Heineken Cup record, but Geordan Murphy's team face this season's moment of truth when they clash with 1999 champions Ulster at Ravenhill on Friday.
Rassie Erasmus said Tuesday his job is done at the Stormers and Western Province, which is why he will move on to a "higher level".
Champions Toulouse are set to call on the services of teenage hooker Christopher Tolofua for the first time to fill in for injured pair Gary Botha and Akvsenti Giorgadze, manager Guy Noves said.
Stormers Director of Coaching and Springbok technical advisor Rassie Erasmus will head abroad on Thursday to start negotiations for a new job.
The Waratahs, like most teams, resumed pre-season training this week, but their international players are only returning in a trickle.
The Stormers, the 2011 winners of the South African Super Rugby conference, were rocked on Monday by the news that Director of Coaching Rassie Erasmus has walked out on them.
Lawrence Dallaglio believes Tom Wood is the right man to lead England back to glory after their woeful World Cup campaign.
France international fullback Maxime Medard has extended his contract with Top 14 champions Toulouse who are set to call on the services of teenage hooker Christopher Tolofua.
Ospreys loose forwards George Stowers and Jonathan Thomas have been cited for foul play following the match against the Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday, January 6.
With a new fitness new trainer and their new homeground nearing completion, the seven-time champion Crusaders are confident they can end their three-year Super Rugby title drought.
With two rounds of Heineken Cup action left before the teams for the knock-out stages of the tournament are confirmed we thought we would take a look at the road to the play-offs.
Ireland back-rower Denis Leamy has been rocked by news he will miss the Six Nations because of his troublesome hip injury.
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