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November will see the return of the Championship XV concept with a selection of the best players taking on Canada.
Sky Sports continues ground-breaking coverage of the Championship on Sunday, by showing Bristol's derby with Worcester.
Yorkshire Carnegie have appointed former New Zealand rugby league international Gary Mercer as their new head coach.
Worcester have been handed a tough opening to the Championship season, with the Warriors set to travel to Bristol.
Stuart Barnes reflects on the stand-out teams after four bruising rounds of the European Champions Cup.
Dewi Morris says it is a big weekend for the Irish provinces if they want to fulfil their European ambitions.
Clermont Auvergne's Jonathan Davies blogs on heaping more hurt on Munster when they clash at Stade Marcel-Michelin.
Rupert Cox shares his highlights from the week's rugby action in his round-up blog...
The biggest and toughest hits and tackles plus the best tries from the world of rugby union.
Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com