Major overhaul for Wales

The Wales side that drew with Australia sees 14 changes for their Test against the Pacific Islands at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

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Gerber wary of clash of the Brians

Springbok legend Danie Gerber sees the midfield duel bewteen Bryan Habana and Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll as one that will influence the result at Landsdowne Road.

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Elvis makes a comeback

After three years in the domestic wilderness, Clermont No 8 Elvis Vermeulen returns to the French side for this Saturday’s game against the All Blacks.

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Battle of the underdog

Eddie O’Sullivan and Jake White are both fighting for the underdog tag in the build-up to Saturday’s test. But Ireland flyhalf Ronan O’Gara is flattered that some see his team as favourites.

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Poms don’t panic

Prop Perry Freshwater is the only change to the England side for their Test against Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday.

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