BBC Sport - Rugby Union
Updated: 5 min 10 sec ago
Glasgow Warriors exercise the option to extend Fiji scrum-half Niko Matawalu's contract until May 2019.
France's all-time leading scorer Frederic Michalak, currently with Top 14 side Lyon, will retire at the end of the season.
Hollie Davidson, the first contracted female referee in Scottish rugby history, will make her Women's Six Nations debut in February.
The 1872 Cup, contested by Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors, will follow a "best of three" format this season.
Exeter boss Rob Baxter has not given up hope of his side making the knockout stages of the Champions Cup.
Northampton Saints full-back Ben Foden says the team is "wounded" and must adapt its approach to improve results.
Ospreys earn a bonus point as they beat Northampton for the second time in a week in the European Champions Cup.
Cardiff Blues earn a third win in four Challenge Cup matches with a hard-fought victory over Sale at a wet Arms Park.
Bath avenged last weekend's Champions Cup defeat in France with a 26-21 victory over Toulon at the Recreation Ground.
Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie was proud of his players despite defeat by Montpellier in the European Champions Cup.
Stade Francais score with the last play of the game to snatch a last-gasp Challenge Cup win against London Irish.
Leinster come from 14 points behind to claim back-to-back wins over Exeter Chiefs in their Champions Cup match at the Aviva Stadium.
Gloucester run in 11 tries to thrash Zebre and make it three wins from four games in Pool 3 of the European Challenge Cup.
Montpellier hold off a spirited Glasgow Warriors to keep themselves in the hunt for the Champions Cup quarter-finals.
Ulster chief Les Kiss feels back-to-back wins over Harlequins have given them hope of reaching the European Champions Cup quarter-finals.
Lions and Ireland duo Peter O'Mahony and Tadhg Furlong sign IRFU contracts which will keep them at their provinces until 2021.
Team news as Leicester host Munster in Sunday's European Champions Cup fixture at Welford Road (17:30 GMT).
Team news as Clermont Auvergne host Saracens in Sunday's European Champions Cup fixture at Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin (15:15 GMT).