Saracens have announced the signing of Romania international Catalin Fercu.
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley was "flabbergasted" to read comments made by Toulon about Leigh Halfpenny.
Scotland international Ruaridh Jackson could be out for the season after suffering a serious knee injury.
Andrew Coombs has received a three-week ban after being cited for allegedly stamping on an opponent's head.
Conor O'Shea believes Aviva Premiership clubs have "little alternative" but to ratify a second salary cap increase.
England wing Jack Nowell has made a successful return to action after being sidelined since March.
Gordon D'Arcy could prove Ireland boss Joe Schmidt's surprise choice to succeed Brian O'Driscoll at outside centre.
Cardiff Blues say they would be "extremely keen" on Leigh Halfpenny possibly rejoining them.
Tom Youngs is relieved that missing England's New Zealand tour will not affect his Rugby World Cup chances.
Uncapped Nathan Harris looks set to make his New Zealand debut in the final two matches of the Rugby Championship.