European champions Toulon want to prove there is life after Jonny Wilkinson as they bid for an unprecedented third title in a row.
Gloucester start their European campaign at home to Brive on Thursday in pool five of the Challenge Cup (19:45 BST).
Wasps confirm their first game at the Ricoh Arena will be the Premiership meeting with London Irish on Sunday, 21 December.
Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond tells Danny Cipriani not to be distracted by the upcoming England squad selection.
Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips says he is "very happy" at Racing metro and denies reports he could leave the French club.
Former Wales prop forward Rhys Thomas has no regrets over the rugby career that means he needs a heart transplant.
The IRB has announced the draw for the first round of Women's Sevens World Series in Dubai this December.
With Uruguay having confirmed their place at England 2015, we take a look back on Los Teros' Rugby World Cup history.
Increasingly popular among locals, rugby in Mauritius is growing and the national team is progressing through CAR’s divisional structures.
Bath number eight Leroy Houston is banned for three weeks for a tip tackle in Saturday's 29-22 defeat at Wasps.
London Irish sign former Worcester and London Scottish lock Dave Lyons on a short-term agreement.
England prop Claire Purdy announces her retirement from international rugby but she will continue to play for Wasps.
London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell says his side deserve their Premiership place, despite losing their first six games.
Scotland's Rugby Sevens side continue to fall short despite considerable funding, writes BBC Scotland's Tom English.
Racing Metro say Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and Dan Lydiate have been told they can leave the Top 14 French club.
Cornish Pirates boss Ian Davies would not be surprised if Tom Kessell and Darren Barry moved to the Premiership next summer.