Joe Pietersen will start at flyhalf when the Sharks take on Western Province in Durban on Saturday.
Saru president Oregan Hoskins has hit out at those who have criticised the rate of transformation in South African rugby.
Oupa Mohoje will captain the Free State Cheetahs in Friday’s clash against the EP Kings in PE as the Springbok loose forward returns to the starting lineup.
Xola Ntshinga and Kaunda Ntunja look at the players who will need to be kept under wraps in Pool A and B at the World Cup.
Xola Ntshinga and Kaunda Ntunja look at some of the potential star players from Pool C and D at the World Cup.
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has denied any wrongdoing on the part of the club or players with regard to allegations surrounding a criminal investigation.
The Golden Lions will be without influential No 8 Warren Whiteley for Saturday's clash against the Blue Bulls.
Deon Stegmann and Dean Greyling have overcome injuries and will be available for the Vodacom Blue Bulls' Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions.
Western Province may need to turn to their third captain this season after stand-in skipper Nizaam Carr suffered a hamstring strain this past weekend.
There are further woes for the EP Kings after Cameron Lindsay, Ronnie Cook and JP du Plessis all picked up injuries against the Golden Lions at the weekend.