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The Blues have made two alterations to their starting XV for their top-of-the-table match against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.
The Crusaders have sprung a surprise by naming Will Jordan on the replacements bench for Saturday’s clash with the Blues in Christchurch.
Premiership Rugby has confirmed ten people have tested positive for coronavirus, six of those being players and four were non-playing staff.
Another busy day in the rugby union game as there’s new contracts aplenty, notably at Leicester, as they continue to announce deals.
Saracens have announced that promising fly-half Manu Vunipola has extended his contract at the club until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Former Scotland scrum-half and captain Greig Laidlaw feels his country can be crowned Six Nations champions “in the next two or three years”.
Leicester Tigers have agreed new contracts with England international half-back stars George Ford and Ben Youngs, the club has announced.
Connacht have announced the signings of Australian Sevens player Ben O’Donnell and powerful Bay of Plenty number eight Abraham Papali’i.
Leicester Tigers have agreed new deals with England international loosehead prop Ellis Genge and South African centre Jaco Taute.
Leinster wing Barry Daly has announced his retirement from the game to pursue further education, calling time on his career at the age of 27.