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Trevor Nyakane, Ruan Combrinck, Juan de Jongh and Lionel Mapoe have been named in the SA ‘A’ squad to face the French Barbarians.
Warren Whiteley has been named the 58th Springbok captain and will get his first chance to lead the team when they host France next month.
The match officials for this week’s action have been confirmed, with JP Doyle handed the Exeter versus Wasps Premiership final on Saturday.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has been impressed by the strong form of New Zealand’s sides in Super Rugby this season.
Cheetahs captain Francois Venter is an injury concern ahead of his side’s Super Rugby clash with the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday.
British and Irish Lions trio Jack McGrath, Sean O’Brien and Jonathan Sexton were given injury boosts in an update from Warren Gatland.
This week we will be mostly concerning ourselves with Billy Vunipola, extended seasons, French rugby and redundancy.
Munster fly-half Tyler Bleyendaal is determined to end the season on a high when his side face the Scarlets in the PRO12 Final on Saturday.
The Barbarians have confirmed their experienced 27-strong squad for the tour matches against England on May 28 and Ulster on June 1.
Back-row John Barclay led the Scarlets last weekend in regular captain Ken Owens’ absence and is set to do the same in Saturday’s final.
New British and Irish Lions call-up James Haskell admitted that he is “devastated” for injured England team-mate Billy Vunipola.
Wallabies and Melbourne Rebels back-row Sean McMahon is set to make a decision on his playing future within the next few weeks.
Chiefs number ten Aaron Cruden hopes to retain the goal-kicking duties for their Super Rugby game against the Blues in Auckland this Friday.
Lions centre Robbie Henshaw admitted that former Ireland hooker Keith Wood’s exploits with the side inspired him growing up.
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton told the media on Monday that he is fully fit for the upcoming tour to New Zealand.
Chiefs centre Anton Lienert-Brown is relishing the prospect of facing Sonny Bill Williams of the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.
All Blacks assistant coaches Ian Foster and Mike Cron have extended their contracs with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) to the 2019 RWC.
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has admitted that he is preparing to lose between six to ten players to injury.
Connacht have announced that centre Bundee Aki is set for shoulder surgery, meaning he will miss out on running out for the Barbarians.