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Round Seven of the Premiership and PRO14 are poised to kick-off so we have sat down to bring you our predictions for this weekend’s fixtures.
Tasman have it all to do when they take on defending champions Canterbury in this year’s Mitre 10 Cup Final in Christchurch on Saturday.
Western Province and the Sharks will contest their seventh Currie Cup final since 1984 when the sides clash in Durban on Saturday.
New Zealand Rugby has received a boost by the news that Hurricanes scrum-half TJ Perenara has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal.
In a significant boost to the Welsh region, the Scarlets have confirmed that Head Coach Wayne Pivac has agreed to sign a contract extension.
Jimmy Gopperth says Wasps are looking at the Northampton match as a tough challenge but also the chance to kickstart their campaign.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named a 38 player squad that includes four uncapped players for the upcoming November internationals.
England head coach Eddie Jones says Wasps flanker James Haskell “is not playing well enough” to earn selection for England’s squad.
Former Wallabies coach Alan Jones says Australia can win the next Rugby World Cup, but fears they are at risk of losing players.
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Wallabies and Waratahs full-back Israel Folau has claimed a record third John Eales Medal, capping off an outstanding Test year.
Three fixtures take place in the PRO14 on Friday which include derbies between Connacht and Munster and the Ospreys and Dragons.
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has made five changes to his starting XV for Friday’s clash with Exeter Chiefs in Salford.
The Springboks are sweating over the fitness of talisman Eben Etzebeth after the lock twisted an ankle during a training session.
Harlequins hooker Dave Ward has been handed a three-week ban for striking in his side’s Champions Cup defeat to Wasps on Sunday.
Home grown talent Leon Brown has committed his future to Newport Dragons by agreeing a new long-term contract with the PRO14 side.
Wasps number eight Nathan Hughes has been banned for two weeks for striking during Sunday’s Champions Cup victory over Harlequins.
Lions and Springbok wing Ruan Combrinck is healing after having had surgery performed on his injured shoulder earlier this month.
Worcester back-row Gerrit-Jan van Velze suffered a head knock and will miss his side’s Premiership clash at Harlequins on Saturday.
Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has revealed that Magnus Bradbury’s behaviour led to him being be relieved of the club’s captaincy.