New Zealand centre Malakai Fekitoa has confirmed he is leaving the Highlanders to play in France with Toulon.
Beauden Barrett and Dane Coles are back in the Hurricanes squad for Friday's Super Rugby quarter-final against the Brumbies.
Six new law amendments will have a global trial in a bid to make the game easier to play and referee.
Worcester Warriors have signed veteran Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer as cover for Francois Hougaard.
Steve Hansen is confident Sonny Bill Williams will return from suspension to face Australia next month.
Toby Flood anticipates a swift flight into the Champions Cup for Newcastle following his return to his boyhood club.
The Crusaders and Highlanders are strengthened by the return of their All Blacks for Saturday's Super Rugby quarter-final.
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Will Greenwood says that the Lions selection shows that they are prepared to play some attacking rugby against New Zealand.
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Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell are joined by Prince Harry on Thursday's episode of School of Hard Knocks.
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Former All Black Sean Fitzpatrick selects his favourite hits from round five of Super Rugby.