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Former Sharks number eight Ryan Kankowski and Steval Pumas back Hoffman Maritz have joined the Blitzboks training squad in Stellenbosch.
The match officials for this week’s action have been confirmed, with Jaco Peyper taking charge of the France vs Ireland Six Nations clash.
Tevita Cavubati of Worcester Warriors and Dominic Barrow of Leicester Tigers have both been cited after the weekend’s action.
The Kings have acquired the services of two new players in preparation for the 2016 Super Rugby competition.
Edinburgh have announced that fly-half or centre Phil Burleigh has signed a new deal that keeps him at the PRO12 club until May 2018.
Queensland Rugby Union have confirmed that Liam Gill will depart the Reds at the end of the season to take up a contract in France.
Japanese international hooker Shota Horie has been named captain of the Sunwolves for the 2016 Super Rugby season.
The ARU and Brumbies appear to be facing a battle to keep David Pocock as he is considering a year off from the game.
The Bulls have been hit by a setback with the news that Springbok fly-half Handré Pollard has been ruled out of the Super Rugby season.
Ireland, British and Irish Lions and former Munster second row Paul O’Connell has retired from all rugby on medical advice.