Round Two of the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup sees both teams dried out and ready to fire as New Zealand host Australia.
Exeter will be without Dave Lewis for their pre-season run-in after the scrum-half suffered an elbow injury against Cardiff Blues last...
In the end Munster's season fell apart within two weeks, but the hunger from two semi-final defeats is driving Donnacha O'Callaghan.
Taranaki will field the same starting XV for two games in a row for the first time in 40 games when they face Hawke's Bay on Friday.
Glasgow Warriors have confirmed the signing of Canadian international Connor Braid, who will join them on an initial three-month deal....
The Sharks team to take on the Cheetahs on Saturday shows some changes to the pack that featured against the Pumas last week.
Waikato coach Johnny Walters has named an unchanged matchday squad to take on Canterbury in Hamilton on Friday.
There will be plenty at stake when Pumas host Griquas in their Currie Cup tie at the Mbombela Stadium on Friday.
Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood believes the Premiership champions will carry 'a bit of strut and aura' into the new season.
Canterbury utility back Tom Taylor is expected to be sidelined for only a couple of weeks due to an eye injury.
France hooker Dimitri Szarzewski is desperate to make his comeback from injury after more than four months on the sidelines.
New Exeter lock Ryan Caldwell wants to build on an encouraging start at the club when he plays in Friday's friendly at Ulster.
Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor has expressed enthusiasm over the idea of Jonathan Sexton returning to the province.
One English fly-half might have left the Top 14 in the shape of Jonny Wilkinson, but another has landed in the form of Toby Flood.
Steve Hansen has said that referee Jaco Peyper admitted to a series of blunders during last week's record-denying draw with Australia....
Argentina have made two changes to the starting team for the return Rugby Championship match against South Africa.
Scarlets have confirmed that popular Wales international hooker Ken Owens will captain the region in the new season.