The latest rugby news on the major tournaments from around the globe.
Ulster will be looking to finish off the job when they travel for the second game in their double header against Italian new boys Aironi in Italy.
All Blacks and Highlanders utility forward Jarrad Hoeata has had to have surgery on a torn pectoral muscle and will miss the start of the Super Rugby season next year.
Scarlets lock Damien Welch has revealed he cannot wait for his first taste of action at Thomond Park when the Welsh region face Munster in the Heineken Cup on Sunday.
London Wasps celebrated their 100th European game in style, beating Bayonne convincingly 25-11 at home to move top of their Challenge Cup pool.
The father of France forward Imanol Harinordoquy was banned from Biarritz's Aguilera Stadium for the rest of the season on Thursday after invading the pitch to defend his son in a punch-up.
Cardiff Blues will be determined to keep their unbeaten record in Pool 2 and to cement their position as leaders as they continue the hunt for a quarterfinal place.
The Ospreys will put their 17-match unbeaten home run in the Heineken Cup on the line when they host the English champions, Saracens, at the Liberty Stadium on Friday.
Biarritz Olympique will be looking to avenge their shock defeat to Benetton Treviso in Italy when they host the return game between the two sides on French soil on Friday.
Saracens have opted to name an unchanged line-up for Friday's Heineken Cup clash with Ospreys (8pm).
Captain Greig Laidlaw will start at fly-half in Edinburgh's Heineken Cup Pool Two clash with Cardiff Blues on Friday night.
England prop Dan Cole has agreed a new three-year deal to remain at Leicester Tigers.
Leicester Tigers have secured the services of highly rated tighthead prop Dan Cole for a further three years at Welford Road.
On 29 November 2011 Lucien Harinordoquy came onto the field during a fight involving his son Imanol, the French international, and attacked a Bayonne player. The matter was the subject of an inquiry by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby which has not taken any action against Harinordoquy pere but has suspended the ground for one championship match.
Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill has questioned the decision to appoint Saracens coach Andy Farrell as one of England's interim coaching staff for the Six Nations.
Jim Mallinder has insisted that Heineken Cup is still an important part of Northampton Saints' season despite the defeat to Castres in Round 3 last weekend.
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