England will be major contenders for World Cup 2015 and a win in New Zealand this summer is possible, says Dan Carter.
Gloucester back-row forward Gareth Evans could be out for up to six months with a knee ligament injury.
Ospreys flanker Justin Tipuric is an injury doubt for Wales' tour to South Africa, says coach Warren Gatland.
A combination of TV experience and rugby relationships was key to reaching agreement, RFU chairman Bill Beaumont tells BBC Sport
New Zealand legend Dan Carter hopes a sabbatical will keep him fresh to sort out some unfinished World Cup business
Gloucester pair Tavis Knoyle and Sila Puafisi are banned after being sent off during Saturday's defeat at home to Bath.
Newport Gwent Dragons players' futures could be on the line in Cardiff against Ospreys on Sunday, says boss Lyn Jones.
Bristol head coach Sean Holley insists Friday's clash London Welsh will having no bearing on their promotion hopes.
Team news as Harlequins host Leicester in Friday's Premiership fixture at Twickenham Stoop (19:45 BST).
Whether Wales and British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones' future lies at Ospreys is still up in the air, says coach Steve Tandy.
Leicester Tigers' England hooker Tom Youngs says retiring George Chuter has been "fantastic" in helping his development.
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan predicts that they will need more than one win to stay in the Premiership.
Newcastle Falcons sign prop Eric Fry from Championship side London Scottish on undisclosed terms for the 2014-15 season.
London Irish confirm James O'Connor suffered a hamstring strain on Sunday but should return before the season ends.
Worcester Warriors agree a deal to sign South African forward Nick Schonert from Super 15 side Cheetahs this summer.
Glasgow Warriors sign Ayr scrum-half Murray McConnell and hand new contracts to Rob Harley and Tyrone Holmes.
Plymouth Albion boss James Shanahan says he is 'developing a style of rugby' after the club confirm four young signings.
Ulster players Ricky Lutton and Ricky Andrew sign new professional contracts with the Ravenhill club.
Scarlets hooker Ken Owens hails the "phenomenal" return to rugby from cancer by Cardiff Blues captain Matthew Rees.
Scarlets chief executive Mark Davies hopes the Welsh regions and WRU can find mutual ground to agree a new domestic deal.
Preview and team news of the Pro12 derby clash between Cardiff Blues and Scarlets at the Millennium Stadium.
Preview and team news of the Pro12 derby clash between Newport Gwent Dragons and Ospreys at the Millennium Stadium.