SARugbymag.co.za identifies the 14 South African-born players who will be appearing for other nations at the upcoming World Cup in Japan.
Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith says he is proud about what he has been able to achieve with the team ahead of the Currie Cup final on Saturday.
Bath wing Ruaridh McConnochie will make his first start against Italy in the final World Cup warm-up game for England in Newcastle on Friday.
France scored seven tries to thrash Italy 47-19 and finish their World Cup preparations in style in a final warm-up in Paris on Friday.
All the teams from this weekend’s World Cup warm-up fixtures.
Coach Conor O’Shea has made three changes to Italy’s starting lineup for Friday’s World Cup warm-up against France in Paris.
Romain Ntamack will start at flyhalf in one of nine changes to France’s starting lineup for their World Cup warm-up against Italy in Paris on Friday.
Veteran No 8 Sergio Parisse will lead Italy at his fifth World Cup in Japan next month, equalling fellow Italian legend Mauro Bergamasco and Samoan Brian Lima for the most rugby World Cup appearances.
Matteo Minozzi scored a hat-trick to inspire Italy to a 85-15 win over Russia on Saturday.
Ireland scored five tries to beat Italy 29-10 in their World Cup warm-up match in Dublin on Saturday.