Wasps flanker Ashley Johnson has received a three-week ban for his tackle on Leinster winger Dave Kearney during a European Champions Cup fixture on Saturday.
Scottish flank Kelly Brown will captain Saracens in their exhibition match against the Bulls at Allianz Park on Saturday.
Sarries TV caught up with Pierre Spies, Jacques du Plessis, Handré Pollard and Frans Ludeke after they touched down in London.
The Lions have named two sides of varying strengths to face Pukke and the Leopards in Potchefstroom on Saturday.
All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will come off the bench for the Crusaders in their pre-season match against the Hurricanes in Eketahuna on Saturday.
The Chiefs ran in six tries to beat the Blues 41-20 in their first pre-season match at Whangarei on Thursday.
The Brumbies have named a 28-man squad including a number of Wallabies for their final pre-season match against the Highlanders in Wagga on Saturday.
Wallabies flank Matt Hodgson will return to captain the Force against the Asia Pacific Dragons in Perth on Saturday.
Karmichael Hunt has been included in the Reds squad for the warm-up match against the Rebels in Cairns on Saturday.
Pierre Spies, Handré Pollard and Marcel van der Merwe have been named on the bench for the Vodacom Bulls' pre-season match against Saracens in London on Saturday.
Pieter-Steph du Toit is hoping for a successful 2015 season with the Sharks and Springboks.
Do you shout your support for your team like this lady does in Bloemfontein?
Andrew Trimble, Michele Campagnaro, Jamie Roberts, George North, Danny Care and Hugo Bonneval feature in this selection.
The winners of the 2015 Six Nations will lift a new six-sided trophy on 21 March.
Cobus Reinach can be an asset for the Springboks at the 2015 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Rugby needs to follow American football's lead and ensure refereeing subjectivity is kept to a minimum, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Vodacom Super Rugby in its current format offers nothing to be excited about and the expanded version in 2016 will do nothing to invigorate a waning brand, writes RYAN VREDE.
You can't blame Wales for selecting New Zealand-born flyhalf Gareth Anscombe, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.
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