Cardiff Blues' Wales captain Sam Warburton is the first player to sign a dual contract with the Welsh Rugby Union and a Welsh region.
New Zealand suspend Aaron Cruden after the fly-half misses their flight to Argentina following a night out drinking.
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says his players are not ready to play at the 2015 World Cup, but insists they can be.
Jonathan Joseph hails Bath's "massive achievement" after Saturday's record-breaking 45-0 win over Leicester.
Exeter Chiefs' Henry Slade hopes his versatility could help him force his way into England's World Cup squad next year.
The WRU believes a new deal can be struck to allow a double-header of Welsh regional derbies to again be held at the Millennium Stadium.
Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards says his side need to show more self belief to end their 19-match losing run.
Northampton boss Jim Mallinder says his side cannot afford to drift out of games against top Premiership teams.
Tom Arscott is relishing the extra freedom on the wing after a first Premiership hat-trick for the Sharks against London Welsh.
Dan Biggar remains cautious in spite of Ospreys' impressive form, with three wins taking them to the top of the Pro12 table.
George North runs in one of Northampton's four tries as Newcastle's winless start to the season continues.
Bath continue their 100% start to the season with a 45-0 win over Leicester - the Tigers' heaviest-ever Premiership defeat.
Rhys Webb's two tries in the opening 12 minutes set up a nine-try demolition of Edinburgh as Ospreys win 62-13 to go top.
Dragons chairman Martyn Hazell says chief executive Gareth Davies has their blessing should he stand for WRU chairman.
Dragons, Blues and Scarlets "a country mile" away from being able to compete with top sides, says Dragons boss Lyn Jones.
A last-gasp try by Billy Vunipola means Saracens edge out London Irish despite Alex Lewington's hat-trick
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