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.
Dan Lydiate says the British and Irish Lions squad are building a strong bond ahead of their opening match against Barbarians.
Danny Cipriani feels he is finally ready to take responsibility and fulfil his potential after a difficult year.
Alex Corbisiero is desperate to reassert his position as England's first-choice loosehead prop.
Interim Wales head coach Robin McBryde was pleased with how his young stars performed in training against the Lions.