lucy24 - 1:45 am on Feb 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
Before anything else:
Where is this new rule located in relation to the existing htaccess rules created by your CMS?
It is especially important to get redirects ([R=301] flag) and rewrites (no R of any kind) in the right order.
is way too generic. For starters, you only want to redirect requests for pages. That means requests ending in pagename.html (or whatever format you use) or / (directory slash) or nothing-at-all in the case of requests for your front page. Something like: