SANZAR's Executive Committee has formally approved the inclusion of Japanese and Argentinean Unions into Super Rugby from 2016.
Rising star Teddy Thomas has been dropped for Saturday's Test against Argentina in Paris for missing a training session.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre finally seems to have settled on a halfback combination, but he continues to tinker elsewhere in his team.
Argentina lost their way following last month's historic 21-17 victory over Australia in the Rugby Championship, wing Juan Imhoff admitted.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse said that his side hope to take advantage of their extra day of rest ahead of the clash with the Springboks.
Argentina battled back in the second half to claim a tight 20-18 victory over Italy in Genova on Friday.
Heavy rains in recent days in the flood-hit city of Genoa have forced the rescheduling of the Test between Italy and Argentina.
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