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.
London Welsh have made ten changes to their XV for Thursday's European Rugby Challenge Cup clash with Bordeaux-Bègles.
England have retained Chris Robshaw as captain and called Semesa Rokoduguni and George Kruis into their squad.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has angrily denied influencing provincial selection.
Gloucester have announced a contract extension for England international flanker Matt Kvesic.
Michael Cheika has been appointed as the new head coach of Australia.
Ulster centre Jared Payne leads a cast of five uncapped recruits to Ireland's 37-man autumn Test series squad.
Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of England's entire QBE Series at Twickenham with a groin injury.
Wales boss Warren Gatland has told Adam Jones and James Hook that "the door is not closed" on their futures.