Veteran Wallabies flanker George Smith could still play against the Lions after a scan showed a knee injury was not as serious as first thought.
Wallabies inside centre Pat McCabe has signed a new two-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union and the Brumbies.
Samoan international James So'oialo has joined Connacht on a two-year deal, the Irish outfit have confirmed.
After a weekend of Super Rugby dominated by local derbies, the All Blacks have gathered for their first training camp of the year.
Rebels playmaker James O'Connor insists he is up to the task of playing fly-half for the Wallabies against the British and Irish Lions.
Ewen McKenzie has backed ditched Wallaby pivot Quade Cooper over defensive concerns for next month's Tests against the Lions.
Digby Ioane will miss the Reds' match against the Stormers on Saturday after flying back to Brisbane to have scans on an injured left knee.
What They Said
To be honest, it was embarrassing... the players understood the importance of this game ...but, yet again, we were our own worst enemies.
~ Stormers coach Allister Coetzee ~
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