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Nearly three years after earning his first cap for France, Romain Millo-Chluski is back in the French squad and ready for a second bite at the big time.
The Bulls management on Monday dismissed as 'speculative nonsense' reports that World Cup-winning Springbok lock Bakkies Botha had signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with French club Toulon.
France fly-half FrÃ©dÃ©ric Michalak will make his Super 14 debut against the Stormers on Saturday after he was withdrawn from the opening round clash against the Western Force.
Former France captain RaphaÃ«l IbaÃ±ez is concerned that a weak French scrum against England could prove very costly.
After only one week of the Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) the SANZAR are said to be reconsidering even more law changes.
Argentina will be offered the chance to play the SANZAR unions this year, without actually joining the Tri-Nations.
Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus said there was still a lot of hard work to be done for his team after their Super 14 opening round 16-9 defeat to the Bulls at Newlands on Saturday.
Ireland have called Ulster fly-half Niall O'Connor into their Six Nations training squad for this Saturday's game against Scotland.
Newcastle centre Toby Flood is expecting another epic encounter in Paris on Saturday as England and France clash in the Six Nations at the Stade de France.
The big winners in Round 10 of France's Top 14 are Toulouse, who are now way out on top, Castres and Albi. The big losers are Perpignan, who are back in the danger zone, Bourgoin and Brive.