One man who can't wait for the Aviva Premiership season to get started again is Sale's Rob Miller as he looks to return from injury.
The fly-half has been sidelined since February after injuring his shoulder against Exeter, a blow that required surgery.
Having seen his 2012/13 season cut short, Miller is eager to get back out on the park.
"Apart from a short holiday away, it's been non-stop rehab," the 23-year-old told Sale's official website.
"Eifion has been recovering from his shoulder injury too, so we have worked together. The physio staff have been a great help and I am looking forward to making up for lost time. Hopefully I will be ready for the first game if selected, but competition for places this season is going to be hard.
"The new lads have settled in well and we are all keen to get a good start to the new season," he added.