All Black pivot Dan Carter is set to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle during his six-month sabbatical from rugby.
Former Springbok and World Cup-winning prop CJ van der Linde has signed for London Irish for the remainder of the season.
Scarlets and Wales full-back Liam Williams is more than conscious of the threat posed by Clermont wing Sitiveni Sivivatu.
Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill has revealed that the club have a number of targets in mind to replace Toby Flood.
Northampton Saints scrum-half Lee Dickson has labelled this weekend's visit to Dublin as a chance to make amends against Leinster.
Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter has backed talented wing Jack Nowell to solve England's selection dilemma in the Six Nations.
Edinburgh back Ben Atiga has spoken about falling back in love with the sport and the new atmosphere under Alan Solomons.
Leinster's highly-rated prop Martin Moore is eager to remain in Dublin rather than take up offers in the Premiership and Top 14.
Ireland loosehead prop Cian Healy will play no part in this weekend's rematch for Leinster against Northampton Saints in Dublin.
Former Australia captain Stirling Mortlock believes the introduction of a new domestic competition is a "fantastic result."
Despite beating Perpignan convincingly last weekend, Munster boss Rob Penney is not underestimating the Top 14 side.
Saracens have announce that Japan back-row Takashi Kikutani will train with the Premiership club for several months.
Bayonne boss Alain Afflelou has announced that plans for a merger between his club and Basque rivals Biarritz have concluded.
Harlequins prop Joe Marler is finally receiving some praise after being made the fall guy for England's loss to Wales last season.
London Irish are expected to announce a takeover by an Irish consortium to bring new investment into the club on Thursday.
Connacht will be without veteran Michael Swift for at least four weeks after the second-row fractured his eye socket on Sunday.
Perpignan wing Wandile Mjekevu has revealed his future lies in France rather than in his native South Africa.