Many of the side have day jobs to make ends meet - but perhaps not for much longer.
A pre-game protest is planned against Wellington Rugby's decision to keep on a player who was discharged without conviction following attacks on four people, including two women, in one night.
A Wellington Lions rugby player who beat up four people last year - including two women - was discharged without conviction on all four charges.
France's most-capped player Thierry Dusautoir has announced his retirement from international rugby after a career which saw him play 80 times and skipper his country in 56 Tests.
Details of the memorial service and funeral for rugby legend Jonah Lomu will be revealed in the next few days, his family says.
England first-five Danny Cipriani has been charged with drink-driving by London's Metropolitan Police.