Cardiff Blues boss Mark Hammett believes he will get a better insight into his squad following their heavy loss to Glasgow Warriors.
Crusaders centre Ryan Crotty should be available to replace Ma'a Nonu in the 12 jersey for the All Blacks against Argentina.
Harlequins winger Marland Yarde will know what to expect when he takes on Wasps flyer Christian Wade this weekend.
Racing Métro have confirmed the signing of Tonga prop Sona Taumalolo as a medical joker to cover for Davit Khinchagishvili.
Now that the dust has settled in the southern hemisphere, we pick out the players that stood out from the crowd over the weekend.
Toulon have confirmed the signing of Juan Martín Hernández on a six-month contract from January until the end of the season.
The Ospreys have won two out of two in the Pro12 but forwards coach Chris Gibbes has told his team to keep their feet on the ground.
Leinster head coach Matt O'Connor took pleasure from his team's improved display in their 42-12 thrashing of the Scarlets.
Australia will be without Wycliff Palu when they travel to South Africa with the number eight still recovering from concussion.
Ulster winger Andrew Trimble believes the influences of departing coach Les Kiss has been evident in their games so far.
Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons admitted that his team eased off too much in the build-up to their match with Connacht.
Western Province will be without openside Siya Kolisi until at least the Currie Cup play-offs after he suffered a knee injury.
Toulouse back-row Yannick Nyanga is being targeted by several clubs ahead of his contract running out at the end of this season.
Ulster have paid a moving tribute to Nevin Spence, the young Irish centre who was killed two years ago in a tragic accident.
Toulon are considering a dip into the transfer market to sign a medical joker for crocked fly-half Frédéric Michalak.
According to reports in the English press, Premiership clubs will be allowed to recruit an additional marquee player next season.
Beating WP has given Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann hope that they could turn Ellis Park into an impenetrable fortress.