Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero and Leicester lock Geoff Parling will miss England's autumn games because of injury.
Former England and British and Irish Lions prop Andrew Sheridan is forced to retire because of a neck injury.
Keith Earls is out for for three to four months, including Ireland's autumn internationals, after undergoing knee surgery.
Ospreys' and Wales flanker Justin Tipuric misses the Pro12 trip to Zebre on Friday as he recovers from concussion.
Argentina utility back Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino signs for Cardiff Blues until the end of the 2014-15 season.
Every game at the Rugby World Cup is oversubscribed in at least one price category, with tickets to be allocated by ballot.
World champions New Zealand secure the Rugby Championship for a third successive year as they win 34-13 in Argentina.
Chelsea contact the RFU about the possibility of playing at Twickenham for a season while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped.
Canada wing Jeff Hassler signs a new three-year deal with the Ospreys which will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2017.
Hooker Gerard Ellis signs a two-year contract extension with London Irish, keeping him at the Premiership club until at least 2017.
Former Bath back-rower Josh Ovens recovers from a serious back injury to earn a one-year contract at Bristol.
Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says Thomas Waldrom should be considered for a recall to the England squad.
James Hook needs more time to show his best form at fly-half for Gloucester, says director of rugby David Humphreys.
Gavin Henson's performance for Bath at Northampton has put him in contention for a starting place, says coach Neal Hatley.
Exeter Chiefs earn their first Premiership win at Sandy Park since March with a clinical 36-13 victory over Harlequins.
Tom Varndell scores two tries as Wasps extend Newcastle Falcons' miserable winless Premiership run to 20 matches.
A bonus point win for Dragons ends their losing run as Treviso crash to a fourth defeat of the season.
Alex Goode's early try sets Saracens on their way to a fourth successive Premiership win as they see off Sale Sharks 40-19.
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers scores two late tries to help his side claim a 28-10 bonus-point win over Australia.
Northampton extend their Premiership dominance over Bath to seven wins with a tense 31-24 victory at Franklin's Gardens.
Shane Geraghty kicks 17 points as London Irish beat Leicester 22-19 for the first time at Welford Road in 11 years.
Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar is delighted with his half-back partner Rhys Webb after victory in Munster.
Ulster suffer their first defeat of the Pro12 season as Declan Fitzpatrick is red carded in Zebre's 13-6 win in Parma.
The Ospreys move back to the top of the Pro12 table as they battle to a deserved win over Munster at Thomond Park.
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