Sale Sharks scrum-half Raffi Quirke has been backed for an England call-up for the Autumn Nations Series after shining against Harlequins.
Newcastle full-back Mike Brown praised the talents of recently capped England flyer Adam Radwan, who has continually shone for the Falcons.
Ulster boss Dan McFarland was left gutted for Will Addison after the Ireland back was forced off on a stretcher against the Lions in the URC.
Sale Sharks ended a run of three games without a win as they edged out Premiership champions Harlequins 28-22 at the AJ Bell Stadium.
There were wins claimed by the Stormers and Ulster over the Dragons and Lions respectively in their United Rugby Championship matches.
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URC organisers have confirmed that the Sharks, Stormers, Lions and Bulls’ games in Rounds Six and Seven will take place in South Africa.
Bristol boss Pat Lam has welcomed the move to allow players at all levels to wear tights or leggings to protect them from artificial surfaces.
Wing/full-back Hallam Amos, who plays for Cardiff and Wales, and has earned 25 caps for the national team, has decided to hang up his boots.
Edinburgh have announced that they have appointed former Fiji Sevens head coach Gareth Baber as their new skills and assistant attack coach.