According to reports in France, the Blues are in contract negotiations with Argentina's Juan Martín Hernández about a possible stint in Super Rugby.
Injured Racing fly-half Hernández has reportedly been approached by the Auckland outfit, however a Blues spokesman has denied any knowledge. Midi Olympique also said that the Puma has an option to remain in Paris for another season while there is also interest from rivals Stade Francais. If the rumour is to be believed, the 29-year-old would be competing for the ten jersey with All Black Piri Weepu and young Gareth Anscombe.
*Italy call up Rizzo - Italy coach Jacques Brunel has added Treviso loosehead prop Michele Rizzo to the Azzurri squad ahead of the Six Nations.
*Ford to skipper Scotland - Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford was on Tuesday appointed Scotland captain for their opening match of the Six Nations against England.
*Sheridan move to Toulon confirmed - Sale Sharks loosehead prop Andrew Sheridan has agreed a deal to move to Toulon next season, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
*Treble injury worry for Biarritz - Biarritz have been struck by news that Charles Gimenez is out for two months while Damien Traille and Romain Terrain are both doubts.