Team news ahead of Friday's PRO12 clashes as Connacht host Edinburgh and Glasgow travel to Newport Gwent Dragons.
Rudy Paige will make his first Test start for South Africa against Australia on Saturday in one of three changes to the side.
England internationals Jack Nowell and George Kruis return to action this weekend as the Premiership kicks off on Friday.
Sean McMahon has replaced the injured David Pocock in the Australia team to face South Africa in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Crusaders have signed New Zealand international centre Seta Tamanivalu from the Chiefs.
England are facing growing concerns over the fitness of Owen Farrell and Dylan Hartley ahead of their autumn campaign.
Steve Hansen has made nine changes to his squad for their match against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
The Italian Rugby Federation has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 World Cup.
Top coaches say they could be ruled out of succeeding Eddie Jones as England boss by the RFU's criteria for the role.
Glasgow Warriors have signed USA back-rower Langilangi Haupeakui on a two-year deal.
Edinburgh Rugby have named Duncan Hodge as acting head coach after Alan Solomons relinquished the role.
World Cup-winner Richard Hill has been appointed as England's team manager, the Rugby Football Union has announced.
Vern Cotter is to join Top 14 side Montpellier as head coach when his Scotland deal is up at the end of the season.
Dai Young is expecting big things from Marty Moore at Wasps and says it would be a surprise if the prop is not recalled by Ireland.
Ireland and Connacht prop Nathan White has been forced to retire following medical advice over concussion.
England are open to Eddie Jones remaining beyond the 2019 World Cup and could look overseas again if he does step down.
Sale half-back Peter Stringer could miss three months of the Aviva Premiership campaign after tearing his biceps tendon.
Edinburgh fly-half Duncan Weir is facing several weeks on the sidelines after fracturing his jaw against Munster.
Chris Ashton has refused to give up hopes of an England recall, despite his latest lengthy suspension.
Bath have agreed a deal to sign centre Robbie Fruean from Hawke's Bay as well as bringing in Dragons prop Shaun Knight on loan.
Barbarians v South Africa
5th November 2016