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Check the teams as they are released ahead of Super Rugby, Round 15.
The match officials for this week’s action have been confirmed, with Jérôme Garcès given the New Zealand v British and Irish Lions clash.
Finn Russell and Allan Dell say they have no hard feelings about being used so sparingly as British and Irish Lions mid-tour reinforcements.
Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has named his team for Friday’s Super Rugby encounter against the Bulls at Kings Park in Durban.
Bulls coach Nollis Marais has named the incumbent Springbok midfield combination of Jesse Kriel and Jan Serfontein to take on the Sharks.
Former British and Irish Lions tourist Stephen Ferris believes it was a “weird call” to fly in squad replacements and not use them in games.
Lyon have announced the signing of in-form back-row Liam Gill, who will join them from Top 14 heavyweights Toulon ahead of next season.
Saracens and London Irish will help launch the 2017-18 Premiership Rugby season at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 2 September.
The Waratahs have announced that Simon Cron will join the team as an assistant coach at the end of this season’s Shute Shield competition.
Springbok Sevens stars Cecil Africa, Chris Dry and Rosco Specman have all signed contracts with the Cheetahs until the end of October 2017.
British and Irish Lions lock Iain Henderson laments the ‘stupid’ yellow card he received in their 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Fly-half Ihaia West has signed a one-year deal with the Hurricanes which sees Otere Black go in the opposite direction to the Blues.
The ARU have confirmed the full-time appointment of Nathan Grey as assistant coach after signing a two-year contract with the Wallabies.
The Blues have bolstered their inside back stocks with the signing of Otere Black and Bryn Gatland for the Super Rugby competition.
Western Force flyer Chance Peni has re-signed with the club for the next two seasons, keeping him in Perth until the end of Super Rugby 2019.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has said he did not want to “devalue” the jersey by using his bench against the Hurricanes.
Harlequins lock Mark Reddish has announced his retirement from the game due to concussion, ending his career after five games at the club.
Force prop Ben Daley has re-signed for a further two seasons with the Perth franchise, securing his future until the end of the 2019 season.
British and Irish Lions captain Rory Best was left frustrated after his side’s 31-31 draw with the Hurricanes in Wellington on Tuesday.