Exeter centre Henry Slade has said he and his team-mates are prepared to go to "dark places" in a bid to see off their Premiership opponents.
Auckland coach Paul Feeney has made just one change to his starting XV for Thursday's ITM Cup clash with Waikato in Auckland.
Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans hopes to coach the All Blacks, saying his overseas experience would help him with the job.
Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has made five changes to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with Australia in Mendoza.
Stade Français centre Jonathan Danty will replace the injured Wesley Fofana for the remainder of this week's France training camp.
Munster and Ireland have been dealt a big blow with the news that Keith Earls will be out of action for four months with a knee injury....
Stade Français prop Heinke van der Merwe will be out of action for four months after he tore a tendon in his bicep.
Leicester are set to be without second row Geoff Parling for two months as he continues to deal with concussion problems.
Jake White could make a quick return to rugby coaching with Japan coach Eddie Jones keen to secure his services with the Brave Blossoms....
Four years since he last faced the All Blacks, Springbok flanker Schalk Burger is ready to make an impact against them again.
EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer has made two changes to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with Griquas in Kimberley.
Thierry Dusautoir insists no one is sure of their place for France's November Tests as the squad met up for a training camp this week....
Cardiff Blues have announced the arrival of experienced Argentine Test winger Lucas González Amorosino until the end of the season.
Sharks utility back Pat Lambie has extended his stay with the Durban-based outfit for at least the next three years.
Northampton have announced that England prop Alex Corbisiero has a shoulder injury that will keep him out of action until early 2015....
With no fit hookers available, Toulouse may have to face Stade Français on Saturday with a prop in the number two jersey.
Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made two rotational changes for his team's clash with the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.