NEWS: Ireland's talismanic leader Paul O'Connell has announced his retirement from all rugby.
NEWS: Sharks captain and flyhalf Patrick Lambie will return home from his team's tour in France after suffering a serious shoulder injury in the 29-21 win over Toulon last Friday.
INTERVIEW: Reds veteran prop Greg Holmes said his team will need to man-up in their next Super Rugby warm-up match against the Brumbies after their disappointing 3-31 loss to the Crusaders.
NEWS: Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will be wanting his team to build on their impressive 31-3 warm-up win over the Reds when they play South Island rivals, the Highlanders, on Thursday.
REACTION: Maties will be ecstatic with their defensive display which helped them keep CUT-Ixias scoreless in their opening Varsity Cup match in Stellenbosch on Monday. Tauriq Ebrahim reports.