Wasps have announced that England lock Joe Launchbury has agreed a contract extension with the Aviva Premiership club.
Ireland boss Joe Schmidt faces an anxious weekend of European Champions Cup action hoping for no more injuries.
Japan will have a team in Super Rugby in 2016 after they saw off competition from Singapore to enter a franchise.
London Welsh fell to a 52-20 home defeat by in-form Bordeaux-Begles in the European Rugby Challenge Cup Pool Four.
Team news for Saturday's European Champions Cup clash between Scarlets and Leicester Tigers..
Clermont Auvergne forward Julien Bardy has received a five-week ban for striking Billy Vunipola.
Team news for Sunday's European Champions Cup clash between Castres Olympique and Leinster.
Team news for Sunday's European Champions Cup clash between Clermont and Sale Sharks.
England are refusing to rule Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi out of next month's autumn internationals.
Stuart Lancaster insists the selection of his fly-halves for England's autumn internationals is based on consistency.