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Toulon half-back FrÃ©dÃ©ric Michalak has set his sights on playing for France in the 2015 World Cup after a good recent spell in the Top 14.
Ulster lock Johann Muller has warned his side they "haven't achieved anything yet" ahead of their Heineken Cup showdown with Saracens.
Melbourne Rebels lock Hugh Pyle will leave Super Rugby at the end of the season to continue his rugby career in Europe.
Toulon are set to be boosted by the return from injury of Jonny Wilkinson for Sunday's Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster.
The Dragons have announced that 37-year-old second-row Ian Gough will join them from London Irish at the end of the current season.
Perpignan have announced the contract extension of exciting young South African winger Wandile Mjekevu for two more seasons.
Former Australia hooker David Nucifora has been linked to become Ireland's new high performance director, according to reports.
Toulon scrum-half Michael Claassens has praised three-time European champions Leinster ahead of this weekend's quarter-final.
Young Brumbies flanker Jarrad Butler is getting more game time than expected this season but taking onboard any advice on offer.
Newcastle Falcons winger Sinoti Sinoti has signed a two-year contract extension, the club announced on Monday.
Glasgow begin the defence of their PRO12 title at home to the Scarlets on Saturday and have handed a start to lock Scott Cummings.
Harlequins sneaked into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup thanks to a 22-20 victory over Scarlets in Llanelli on Sunday.
Toulouse secured top spot in Pool 3 but were made to work hard for the points by Zebre, eventually eking out a 16-6 victory in Italy.
Northampton Saints left it very late to seal a 13-3 Heineken Cup victory over Castres at Franklin's Gardens on Friday.
Wales centre Jamie Roberts has been handed a start for Racing MÃ©tro in their Heineken Cup clash with high-flying Clermont on Sunday.
Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea makes two changes to his starting lineup for Sunday's Heineken Cup Pool 4 trip to the Scarlets.
Toulouse will be looking to secure a home Heineken Cup quarter-final as they travel to Parma to face Zebre on Saturday.
Northampton have promoted Lee Dickson to starting scrum-half for Friday's Heineken Cup meeting with Castres at Franklin's Gardens.
Northampton Saints are still alive in Pool 1 of the Heineken Cup after defeating the Ospreys 29-17 at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
Scarlets winger Kristian Phillips scored a fine solo try as the West Wales region ran out 19-13 victors over Racing Metro in Colombes.