With no fit hookers available, Toulouse may have to face Stade Français on Saturday with a prop in the number two jersey.
Bok fly-half Marnitz Boshoff has been recalled to the Golden Lions' starting XV for Friday's clash with the Sharks in Durban.
Aaron Cruden is set to make his return to action off the bench on Sunday when Manawatu host Hawke's Bay in the ITM Cup.
All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams will arrive at Counties Manukau on Monday, October 6, meaning he will not feature this weekend.
The Blue Bulls are boosted by the returns of centre William Small-Smith and fly-half Tony Jantjies ahead of Friday's clash with the Pumas....
Munster scrum-half Conor Murray believes "small margins" are the key to turning around his side's slow start to the PRO12 campaign.
Ulster have received some encouraging news on the injuries to Paddy Jackson and Jared Payne, with both expected to face Edinburgh.
Hallam Amos scored two tries as Newport Gwent Dragons opened their account for the season with a 33-15 win over Treviso.
Western Province have suffered a setback with the news that lock duo, Ruan Botha and Jean Kleyn, both sustained season-ending injuries....
Brumbies and Wallabies flanker David Pocock has revealed that his rehabilitation from knee surgery is on track.
Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, we pick out the stand-out players of Round Five in the Rugby Championship.
According to a report in the French press, All Black centre Ma'a Nonu is on the verge of signing a deal with Toulon for after the RWC....
Bok back-row Duane Vermeulen's recovery from injury will be managed this week in the build-up to their Test against New Zealand.
Rovigo and Bucharest have secured places in the 2014/15 European Rugby Challenge Cup following the qualifying play-offs.
The Sharks' director of rugby, Jake White, will step down from his role after just one season in charge of the Durban-based franchise....
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says his team's late surge to race past the Wallabies at Newlands on Saturday was no accident.