NEWS: Star Australian back row forward David Pocock is considering a one-year sabbatical from the game to study in England.
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: All Black prop Charlie Faumuina is set to return to the playing field after being included in the Blues' 30-man team for their match against the Hurricanes in Eketahuna.
NEWS: Flank Sean O'Brien and fullback Rob Kearney look set to ease Ireland's injury troubles ahead of Saturday's trip to Paris in the Six Nations.
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Highlanders will field an almost completely different starting XV to the one that narrowly lost to Racing 92 in Hong Kong for their next encounter against the Crusaders.
NEWS: Garth April will have the chance to impress in the flyhalf position when the Sharks play Toulouse in France on Thursday.