Stuart Barnes on Harlequins beating Saracens, Johnny Sexton's bright start to the season and positives for Italian rugby.
Saracens slumped to their first defeat in six months as Harlequins stunned the double winners 17-10 at the Stoop.
John Kingston praised the reinforcements that helped Harlequins overcome a mass of injuries to claim victory over Saracens.
Harlequins back row Jack Clifford will miss England's autumn campaign as he requires ankle surgery.
Exeter prop Tomas Francis has been banned for two weeks after pleading guilty to a charge of kicking Danny Care.
England fly-half Owen Farrell could be set to make his first appearance of the season when Saracens visit Harlequins on Saturday.
Exeter Chiefs get their season off the mark with a bonus-point victory over Harlequins at Sandy Park.
Mike Brown will make his first appearance since England's triumphant summer tour of Australia after recovering from septicaemia.
Harlequins back row Mat Luamanu has been banned for three weeks after appearing at an RFL disciplinary panel hearing.
Sale Sharks returned to winning ways with a 19-10 victory at home to Harlequins, who had Mat Luamanu sent off late on.
Harlequins scraped a 21-19 victory over Premiership newcomers Bristol at Twickenham thanks to a 65th-minute penalty by Nick Evans.
International No 8s Louis Picamoles and Taulupe Faletau will make their Premiership debuts as Northampton host Bath.
The new Aviva Premiership season kicks off this weekend but how good is your knowledge of previous years?
With the new Aviva Premiership on the horizon, we take a look at the 12 clubs battling for the 2016/2017 title.
Sky Sports' Alex Payne gives his thoughts on the potential winners and losers in the Aviva Premiership..
Harlequins have signed Samoa international wing Alofa Alofa from La Rochelle.
Harlequins prop Joe Marler says physical and mental exhaustion forced him to pull out of England's summer tour of Australia.
Saracens have confirmed they will play Harlequins at Wembley Stadium on Saturday April 8, 2017, as 'Derby Day' returns.
Harlequins backs Charlie Walker and Winston Stanley have extended their contracts with the club.
Harlequins have signed loosehead prop Cameron Holenstein.