Johnson handed suspension

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.

Brown to skipper Sarries

Scottish flank Kelly Brown will captain Saracens in their exhibition match against the Bulls at Allianz Park on Saturday.

Bulls arrive in London

Sarries TV caught up with Pierre Spies, Jacques du Plessis, Handré Pollard and Frans Ludeke after they touched down in London.

Lions mix and match

The Lions have named two sides of varying strengths to face Pukke and the Leopards in Potchefstroom on Saturday.

Carter to bench for Crusaders

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.

Chiefs batter Blues

The Chiefs ran in six tries to beat the Blues 41-20 in their first pre-season match at Whangarei on Thursday.

Wallabies boost Brumbies

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.

Hodgson back to lead Force

Wallabies flank Matt Hodgson will return to captain the Force against the Asia Pacific Dragons in Perth on Saturday.

Hunt handed Reds debut

Karmichael Hunt has been included in the Reds squad for the warm-up match against the Rebels in Cairns on Saturday.

Bok trio on Bulls bench

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.

Du Toit raring to go

Pieter-Steph du Toit is hoping for a successful 2015 season with the Sharks and Springboks.

Cheetahs fan goes crazy

Do you shout your support for your team like this lady does in Bloemfontein?

Six of the best tries from 2014 Six Nations

Andrew Trimble, Michele Campagnaro, Jamie Roberts, George North, Danny Care and Hugo Bonneval feature in this selection.

New trophy for Six Nations

The winners of the 2015 Six Nations will lift a new six-sided trophy on 21 March.

Reinach comes of age

Cobus Reinach can be an asset for the Springboks at the 2015 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.

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