All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden's knee reconstruction surgery, which took place on Friday, was successful and he is expected to make full recovery.
NEWS: Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has described his recovery process from a serious knee injury as a "miracle".
Heyneke Meyer has dropped a bombshell in Johannesburg by announcing that Flip van der Merwe has made himself unavailable for international duty.
INJURY UPDATE: Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is ahead of schedule on his road to recovery ahead of the World Cup in England.
NEWS: More than half of the Springbok training squad could not participate in the first of the two camps, in Johannesburg on Monday, due to injury.
Samoa have named an enlarged 58-man playing squad which includes Chiefs back Tim Nanai-Williams.
Newcastle Falcons' Director of Rugby says it will be a huge honour to play the Georgian national team as each of them prepare for their respective tournaments.
Hope may not be lost for the Chiefs and All Blacks should Aaron Cruden's knee injury turn out to be a severe ACL problem.
Their focus firmly on this year's World Cup, Japan struggled to beat South Korea 56-30 on Saturday in the opening game of the inaugural Asian Championship.
De Wet Barry says the likes of Burger Odendaal, Andre Esterhuizen and Jesse Kriel are proving their worth at senior level this season.