After a lengthy dispute, the WRU and the four Welsh rugby regions sign a deal aimed at keeping star players in Wales.
England will be without injured props Dan Cole and Mako Vunipola for the November internationals at Twickenham.
Bristol prop Jason Hobson, 31, announces his retirement from rugby with immediate effect following medical advice.
London Irish boss Brian Smith vows his side will mount a serious challenge for silverware this season.
London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell defends the number of signings the Premiership newcomers have made.
Incoming Bath signing Sam Burgess is to play at centre after he completes his switch to rugby union from league.
Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero says the new European Rugby Champions Cup will be a priority for Saints.
England and Exeter winger Jack Nowell is set to miss the start of the Premiership season as he recovers from knee surgery.
England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.
Northampton captain Dylan Hartley believes a season of World Cup build-up will benefit the Premiership champions.
Welsh Rugby Players' Association chief Rhys Williams says it is "high time" the WRU and the regions settled their differences.
Wigan coach Shaun Wane believes a mid-season training camp with rugby union side Bath was beneficial to both clubs.
The Welsh Rugby Union and four regions could announce a peace deal to end their dispute in the coming days.
London Welsh are hoping All Black scrum-half Piri Weepu's leadership can help keep them in the Premiership this season.
New Cardiff Blues prop Adam Jones is told to lose some weight by the region's director of rugby Mark Hammett.
New Zealand secure a record 51-20 win over Australia in the Rugby Championship, while South Africa edge out Argentina.