Karmichael Hunt could make his first appearance for the Reds since his suspension for possession of cocaine this Friday.
England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is near to returning to action as he enters the final stage of his rehab.
Wales and Northampton Saints winger George North is due to meet with a consultant neurosurgeon over the next two days.
Cheetahs head coach Naka Drotské has recalled Bok duo Coenie Oosthuizen and Willie le Roux for Saturday's clash at the Brumbies.
Bulls lock Victor Matfield will be rested for this week's clash with the Lions in Johannesburg, but there are concerns he may be injured....
Francois Steyn has been banned for five weeks after SANZAR appealed against an earlier verdict over a dangerous tackle.
Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie has announced the signing of rugby league star Kevin Sinfield, who will join from the Rhinos.
Scarlets have confirmed that lock Tom Price will join the region from Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2015-16 season.
The Crusaders will face the Sharks without All Blacks pivot Dan Carter who has returned to New Zealand on paternity leave.
Chris Ashton says their clash at Racing will be his "biggest game this year" as Saracens look to make the Champions Cup semi-finals.
The Ospreys have announced that scrum-half Tom Habberfield has become the latest player to sign a new deal with the region.
Glasgow have completed the signing of former Scotland international scrum-half Mike Blair on a two-year contract from next season.
Duane Vermeulen will assume the Stormers captaincy and number eight shirt in Friday's clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington.
Rebels prop Laurie Weeks has avoided surgery after injuring his knee against the Hurricanes, but will be out for eight weeks.
All Blacks back-row Jerome Kaino has committed himself for the next three years to New Zealand Rugby, the Blues and Auckland.
South Africa have called up uncapped Carel du Preez to replace the injured Philip Snyman for the Tokyo Sevens which takes place this week....
Connacht have suffered a setback after it was confirmed that centre Dave McSharry suffered a grade 2 PCL tear to his knee during training....