Argentina lock Manuel Carizza will join Western Province in South Africa after his country's tour of Europe.
Super Rugby runners-up ACT Brumbies have asked former Wallabies fly-half Stephen Larkham and Laurie Fisher to work in tandem.
Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie scored 23 points as the Natal Sharks ran out 33-19 winners over hosts Western Province.
Canterbury rubber-stamped their domestic dominance by storming to a sixth successive New Zealand provincial title.
Ma'a Nonu has buried the hatchet with Auckland Blues coach John Kirwan and will head back to the Super Rugby franchise.
Australian media were keen to highlight the positives from the Wallabies eight-point loss to New Zealand at the weekend.
South Africa's World Cup-winning coach Jake White has defended his decision to walk out on Super Rugby's ACT Brumbies.
One more Super Rugby door closed on All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu on Friday.
Australia star James O'Connor, exiled by his club, has been told to deal with 'humility' issues.
The Chiefs will kick off their bid for a third successive Super Rugby title in 2014 with a tough game at the Crusaders.
Former South Africa coach Jake White was confirmed as director of rugby at Durban-based Sharks.
Argentina scrumhalf Martin Landajo has been banned for a week for stamping after he was cited following the Pumas defeat by Australia in the Rugby Championship
Argentina tighthead prop Matias Diaz has joined the Otago Highlanders on a one-year contract.
Code-hopper Israel Folau ended months of speculation about his future by re-committing to rugby union on Thursday for two years after an impressive debut season
Former Australia winger Digby Ioane has avoided conviction over an assault charge in an incident at a Melbourne bar.
Kurtley Beale has drawn a line under his troubled two years with Melbourne Rebels and re-signed with New South Wales Waratahs.