Joe Lydon has been appointed England's new head of international player development.
Lions pick Tom Youngs insists it is not difficult to remain focused on Saturday's Aviva Premiership final.
Justin Tipuric hopes Sam Warburton's selection as Lions captain will not harm his chances of earning a Test spot against Australia.
Worcester have announced the signing of former England Saxons hooker Chris Brooker from Harlequins.
Former England centre Dan Hipkiss has been forced to retire due to a shoulder injury.
Dylan Hartley is determined to prove he is not on the British and Irish Lions tour just to make up the numbers.
Newcastle will aim to maintain a 100 per cent winning record against Bedford this season on Thursday.
Mike Tindall is relishing the chance to test his experience against Gloucester's youth when he lines up for the Barbarians on Sunday.
Wales international Gareth Delve is to leave the Melbourne Rebels this summer.
Former Zebre head coach Christian Gajan has been handed a six-month ban from all rugby, suspended for two years.