WELLINGTON, May 5 - All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett has been sidelined for four weeks with a knee injury in a blow to the Super Rugby-leading Wellington Hurricanes as they brace for a tough run in the leadup to the playoffs.
CAPE TOWN, May 4 - Holders New Zealand will open their Rugby Championship defence by hosting Argentina at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on July 17, SANZAR said on Monday.
CAPE TOWN, May 4 - South Africa took a softly, softly approach at the start of their World Cup training camp in Johannesburg as just under half the squad were rested on Monday.
May 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Guinness PRO12 matches FRIDAY, MAY 8 FIXTURES (GMT) Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh Rugby (1830) Leinster v Benetton Treviso (1835) Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors (1835) SATURDAY, MAY 9 FIXTURES (GMT) Ulster v Munster (1340) Zebre v Connacht (1630) SUNDAY, MAY 10 FIXTURES (GMT) Scarlets v Cardiff Blues (1500)
May 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Super 15 matches FRIDAY, MAY 8 FIXTURES (GMT) Crusaders v Reds (0735) Melbourne Rebels v Blues (0940) SATURDAY, MAY 9 FIXTURES (GMT) Hurricanes v Sharks (0735) Western Force v Waratahs (0940) Lions v Highlanders (1300) Stormers v Brumbies (1505)
May 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Aviva Premiership matches FRIDAY, MAY 8 FIXTURES (GMT) Harlequins v Bath Rugby (1845) SATURDAY, MAY 9 FIXTURES (GMT) Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons (1300) Gloucester Rugby v London Irish (1400) Northampton v London Welsh (1400) Wasps v Leicester Tigers (1415) SUNDAY, MAY 10 FIXTURES (GMT) Saracens v Exeter Chiefs (1300)
MELBOURNE, May 4 - Wallabies hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau could take a long leave of absence from rugby or even the quit the game entirely if he suffers another heavy head knock.
WELLINGTON, May 4 - All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino and outside back Charles Piutau will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season after being injured over the weekend, the Auckland Blues said on Monday.
WELLINGTON, May 3 - New Zealand loose forward Jerome Kaino faces up to two months on the sidelines after suffering a compound fracture to the ring finger of his left hand in Super Rugby action on Saturday.
LONDON, May 2 - So it came to pass -- the flying back frozen out of his national team for plying his trade in France scored a Champions Cup final try of such irresistible brilliance that he will surely be recalled for the rugby World Cup.
When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.