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Ireland flanker Chris Henry is poised to return to the rugby field in Ulster colours this Friday when his side host Glasgow in the PRO12.
Ireland have announced that Fergus McFadden has joined the squad as injury cover ahead of their Six Nations clash with France on Saturday.
Italy have called back-row Robert Barbieri and uncapped wing Andrea Buondonno into their squad that is preparing to take on England.
The world of rugby has paid tribute to Paul O’Connell following the announcement on Tuesday of the Ireland stalwart’s retirement.
Sunwolves got the ball rolling on Monday, literally, in their first ever practice session in the first of two week-long training camps.
The Stormers have been bolstered by the return of key players from duties in the World Rugby Sevens Series and in Japan.
Stade Français and France international tighthead prop Rabah Slimani has cooled talk of a move to Toulon by saying his future is in Paris.
Wales fly-half Dan Biggar has made excellent progress with his recovery following the ankle injury sustained against Ireland on Sunday.
Former Sharks back-row Ryan Kankowski and 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.