Former Ireland and Lions captain Paul O'Connell has announced his retirement from rugby.
New Zealand back-row forward Victor Vito will join Top 14 club La Rochelle next season.
Connacht's tight forwards, a future England star and Dan Carter feature in our team of the week.
World Cup winner Isaia Toeava will provide cover at Clermont for the injured Nick Abendanon after joining as a medical joker.
Dan Carter opened his account for Racing 92 with their third try in the 26-3 victory over Oyonnax on Saturday.
Tom May discusses Morgan Parra's quick tap that knocked Clermont out of Europe and Jamie Cudmore's controversial tweet.
Stade Francais hooker Laurent Sempere and lock Paul Gabrillagues have been handed suspensions for eye-gouging.
Nick Abendanon faces up to three months on the sidelines due to groin surgery, Clermont have confirmed.
Toulon scrum-half Sebastien Tillous-Borde has been ruled out of action for two months with a knee injury.
Toulon's ambition of joining the Aviva Premiership has been described as a "long shot" by Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie.
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal says he is serious about an approach he has made to join the Aviva Premiership.
Outspoken Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal has delivered some stinging criticism of his high-priced foreign imports Quade Cooper and Ma'a Nonu.
Three men from Ulster, an experienced midfield duo and two young loose forwards feature in our team of the week.
Worcester Warriors have signed centre Jackson Willison from French Top 14 side Grenoble ahead of the 2016/17 season.
Pau's Conrad Smith and Toulon's James O'Connor are among the impressive performers included in our latest Team of the Week.
Toulon recovered from last week's chastening defeat at Toulouse with a nervy 21-17 victory at home to Pau.
Conrad Smith got the better of former All Blacks centre partner Ma'a Nonu as he scored a spectacular try against Toulon.
Paul Williams scored a 78th-minute try to snatch an 18-17 win for Stade Francais over Toulouse on Sunday night.
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young says he expects Leigh Halfpenny to decide whether he is joining the club by the end of the week.
Guy Noves has included five uncapped players in his first France squad while also recalling half-back pairing Francois Trinh-Duc and Maxime Machenaud.