Martin Moore is ready to disappoint a host of English and French clubs and commit his future to home province Leinster.
Welsh rugby administrators are still hopeful their regional club sides will commit their future to the RaboDirect Pro12.
London Irish have confirmed they are in talks with a consortium regarding a potential takeover of the club.
Munster head coach Rob Penney is expecting a Perpignan backlash when they travel to the south of France this weekend.
Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea says his team will have play with pace if they want to do the Heineken Cup double over Racing Metro this weekend.
Worcester will give youth a chance in Thursday's Amlin Challenge Cup clash while Newport Gwent Dragons tackle Bordeaux.
The RFU believes the English game has yet to be affected by spot-fixing but is determined to remain vigilant to prevent it occurring.
The RFU is confident European competition can be salvaged with chief executive Ian Ritchie warning the alternative would be vastly inferior.
South Africa rugby captains past and present have spoken of their memories of Nelson Mandela during a memorial service held at Soweto's FNB stadium.
Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has agreed a new two-year contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union, tying him to Munster until June 2016.
Munster have announced the signing of utility forward Robin Copeland from RaboDirect PRO12 rivals Cardiff.
Senior officials from the five leading sports have been called into a meeting with the Government on how to tackle the scourge of match-fixing.