Kurtley Beale is fined £24,600 for sending an offensive picture message to an Australian Rugby Union female team official.
England lock Joe Launchbury commits his future to Wasps and their move to Coventry by signing a new deal.
England international winger Jonny May signs a new long-term contract with Premiership side Gloucester.
Japan is chosen as the preferred bidder for a new Super Rugby franchise when the competition expands to 18 teams in 2016.
England should have "taken the risk" and picked Danny Cipriani for the autumn internationals, says Sale boss Steve Diamond.
Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell says he feared for his place in Stuart Lancaster's England squad.
Team news as Munster host Saracens in the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool One fixture at Thomond Park (19:45 BST).
London Irish travel to French side Grenoble in pool one of the Challenge Cup on Friday (18:30 BST).
Preview and team news of Dragons' Challenge Cup tie with Newcastle Falcons at Rodney Parade on Friday (19:30 BST).
Scotland captain Grant Gilchrist will also lead Edinburgh against Lyon in their European Challenge Cup match.
Team news as Bath host Toulouse in the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 fixture at The Recreation Ground (15:15 BST).
Team news as Scarlets host Leicester in the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 3 fixture at Parc y Scarlets (19:45 BST).
Ulster make two changes for their Champions Cup game against Toulon, with Stuart Olding and Roger Wilson coming into the side.
Team news as Northampton host Ospreys in the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 5 fixture at Franklin's Gardens (17:15 BST).
Alex Dunbar and Josh Strauss return for Glasgow Warriors' European Rugby Champions Cup match in Montpellier.
Exeter Chiefs host Connacht at Sandy Park in pool two of the Challenge Cup on Saturday (15:00 BST).
Gloucester travel to French side Oyonnax in pool five of the Challenge Cup on Saturday (19:45 BST).
Josh Navidi is named captain as head coach Mark Hammett makes eight changes for Cardiff Blues' trip to face Rovigo.
Luke Fitzgerald will make his first start for Leinster since March in Sunday's European Champions Cup game against Castres.
Team news as Clermont Auvergne host Sale in the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1 fixture at Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin (15:15 GMT).
Team news as Wasps host Harlequins in the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 2 fixture at Adams Park (17:15 GMT).
Osprey wing Eli Walker's hopes of a late call-up for Wales in November are ended by fresh ankle ligament injury.
London Welsh are given a lesson in expansive rugby as Bordeaux run in seven tries in the European Challenge Cup.
A total of 950,000 tickets were sold for the 2015 Rugby World Cup during September, organisers say.
George North says Warren Gatland's decision to omit Adam Jones, James Hook and Ian Evans proves no player's place is safe.
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Semesa Rokoduguni is electrifying for Bath and has the attributes to be the same for England, says BBC pundit Jeremy Guscott.
Having witnessed the horrors of war, Semesa Rokoduguni is making the most of rugby life as an England career beckons.
European champions Toulon want to prove there is life after Jonny Wilkinson as they bid for an unprecedented third title in a row.
At the start of the new European Rugby Champions Cup, Jeremy Guscott explains why there will be humdingers from the off.
A large proportion of supporters will stick with Wasps when they move to Coventry, says chief executive Nick Eastwood.