Worcester Warriors confirmed on Friday that South Africa international Francois Hougaard is set to undergo a lengthy rehabilitation period following a shoulder injury.
Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge has strengthened his front-row with the addition of Argentina international Felipe Arregui, who has signed a short-term contract with the Pro 12 club.
Glasgow Warriors co-captain Henry Pyrgos believes Saturday's clash against Munster at Thomond Park will be filled with emotions after the death of former Ireland captain Anthony Foley last weekend.
England captain Dylan Hartley is all set to make a comeback from a back injury for his club Northampton Saints in Saturday's European Champions Cup encounter against Castres Olympique.
After eight rounds of National Two South action, Chinnor are currently out in front following seven wins in a row, but the longer the run goes on, the tougher it is to keep an unbeaten record intact.
Current league leaders Caldy will certainly be focused on extending their advantage at the top of National Two North this weekend when they take on South Leicester, but they will also be eager to see what occurs six miles away.
The spotlight has quite rightly been on Hartpury College this season, but in Round Eight, all eyes will be on the other end of the division as the bottom six go head-to-head.
Round seven produced win number seven for the top two in National Two South as both Chinnor and the Old Elthamians continued their perfect starts to the season.
The lead as swapped and changed on numerous occasions so far in National Two North, but Caldy made their way to the summit of the division for the first time on Saturday following six straight wins.
Ealing Trailfinders’ Lewis Jones has his sights set on progressing further in the game as he talks to TRU about his early setbacks, university rugby and what it means to represent your country.
Cornish Pirates’ summer signing Bar Bartlett tells TRU about his time with Loughborough, his inspirations and life in Cornwell.
England 7s Development Player Callum Sirker talks to TRU about bouncing back from a long term injury and his aspirations moving forward in the game which he has adored all his life.
Scotland U20's Callum Sheldon talks to TRU about the reason behind choosing to play for Scotland, the big decisions he has already had to make and university life at Leeds Beckett.
Hartpury College picked up a narrow win against Cardiff Met to move top of the inaugural BUCS Super Rugby table after three rounds of the competition.
With the BUCS Super Rugby season firmly underway, Loughborough and Hartpury College have both made the perfect start to the new campaign as they have picked up two wins from two.
The University of Leeds secured an historic Varsity win as the deservedly beat Leeds Beckett 20-9 in front of a record crowd at Headingley.
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