DHL Stormers flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis has been ruled out for four to six weeks with a groin injury.
A SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing found that the Jaguares' Nicolas Sanchez contravened Law 10.4(g), after he was cited during a Super Rugby match.
Eddie Jones likened the praise his England side received from New Zealand coach Steve Hansen to the cautionary fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood.
The time has come for the Bulls to really show their horns or they could be staring down the barrel of one of their worst seasons ever.
The Lions will welcome back a few stars this week, but they may also have lost one of their unsung heroes of last season, prop Dylan Smith.
Expect Blitzboks coach Neil Powell to spend a good few hours studying video footage of the England Sevens team in the coming days.
There were victories for UJ, Pukke, Tuks and Wits on Monday night in the Varsity Cup rugby tournament.
Finally the cavalry is on its way to relieve the Bulls from their early season siege of bad results, writes Vata Ngobeni.