join the Planet Network
Italy have called back-row Robert Barbieri and uncapped wing Andrea Buondonno into their squad that is preparing to face England.
The world of rugby has paid tribute to Paul O’Connell following the announcement on Tuesday of his 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 Sevens World 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.
Tevita Cavubati of Worcester Warriors and Dominic Barrow of Leicester Tigers have both been cited after the weekend’s Premiership action.
The Kings have acquired the services of two new players in preparation for the 2016 Super Rugby competition.