James Haskell's personality may polarise opinion but the back row is happy to inject life into a sport he says is now populated by "robots".
England winger Tom Varndell returns to the London Wasps starting lineup for Saturday's clash with Gloucester at Twickenham.
Rob Webber and Jonathan Joseph both return to Bath's matchday squad to face Worcester in Saturday's clash at the Recreation Ground.
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with Sale at Sandy Park.
Ospreys flanker Justin Tipuric has emerged as Wales' latest potential fitness concern ahead of their tour to South Africa in June.
Harlequins' charge towards an Aviva Premiership play-off berth encounters a stern challenge on Friday evening as third-placed Leicester Tigers visit The Stoop.
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has all but ruled Christian Wade out of England's summer tour to New Zealand.
Former Australia international David Nucifora has been announced as the Irish Rugby Football Union's new performance director.
The European peace deal averted a crisis that may have seriously damaged professional rugby's world image, according to IRB boss Brett Gosper.
Dan Carter admits he could not have climbed to the top of world rugby without Jonny Wilkinson's workaholic precedent.
Stuart Lancaster has whipped England into genuine 2015 Rugby World Cup contenders, according to New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter.
Glasgow Warriors flankers Rob Harley and Tyrone Holmes have both agreed new deals to prolong their stay at Scotstoun.