France boss Philippe Saint-Andre has named eight uncapped players in his squad for next month's tour of New Zealand.
Former Australia front-row Cam Blades has been confirmed as the coach of the Combined NSW-Queensland Country side to face the British and Irish Lions on June 11.
Scarlets centre Scott Williams has joined team-mate Rhys Priestland in being ruled out of Wales' tour of Japan due to injury.
Leinster are optimistic about Brian O'Driscoll being fit for Friday night's Amlin Challenge Cup final against Stade Francais in Dublin.
Munster captain Doug Howlett has announced his retirement from rugby union on medical advice.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has called up 10 uncapped players to his training squad for the three-Test series against France.
The Ospreys have confirmed that back-rower Morgan Allen has committed his future to the club until at least May 2015.
Leinster fly-half Jonny Sexton admits he was disappointed that Jonny Wilkinson was left out of the Lions squad.
Cian Healy admits it will be hard for Leinster's British and Irish Lions contingent to focus on their double bid.
Lions coach Warren Gatland admits he faces a nervous couple of weeks as many of his squad contest domestic and European cup finals.
Scotland will use a three-day Highland training camp to prepare for their summer tour to South Africa.
Tom Wood has warned Leicester that Northampton will be out to "shock" them at Twickenham in the Aviva Premiership final.