Cardiff coach Rudi Joubert has confirmed that South African Rugby Pty Ltd have asked the Welsh club to releaase him from his contract.
The contract with Cardiff finishes in May 2003, but Joubert is wanted to take up a head coaching role with a Super 12 team.
"I have made no secret of my desire to coach South Africa," said Joubert, who has been told that the next Springbok coach will come from a Super 12 team.
Joubert was just beaten by Rudi Straeuli for the Springbok job last March.
Swansea's new coach, Australian John Connolly has brought in a fellow ustralian Paul Healy as his assistant at St Helen's.Healy was also Connolly's assistant at Stade Francais last season.
One man going out of a Premier club is Tony ('Charlie') Faulkner, who parts company with Caerphilly, following on the footsteps of previous head coach Terry Holmes. This leaves Mark Ring in complete control of the coaching at the Virginia Park club.
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.