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Doncaster & Bristol gain semi advantage

Doncaster and Bristol both win away in the semi-final first leg to gain advantage in the Championship play-offs.

Saracens v Newcastle (Sun)

Team news as Saracens host Newcastle in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the Allianz Park (15:15 BST).

Exeter v Wasps (Sun)

Team news as Exeter host Wasps in Sunday's Premiership fixture at Sandy Park (13:00 BST).

London Irish v Harlequins (Sun)

Team news as London Irish host Harlequins in Sunday's Premiership fixture at the Madejski Stadium (15:00 BST).

Cardiff Blues 27-40 Ospreys

Rhys Webb scores two of Ospreys' six tries as they boost European Cup qualification hopes while ending those of Cardiff Blues.

Warburton shoulder injury worry

Wales captain Sam Warburton has a fresh shoulder injury concern after coming off in Cardiff Blues' Pro12 Welsh derby against Ospreys.

Townsend praise for departing Warriors

As Glasgow Warriors romp to the top of the Pro12, head coach Gregor Townsend hails the players leaving the club.

Melville to replace Andrew in RFU role

Rob Andrew will step down as RFU director of professional rugby at the end of the season, to be replaced by Nigel Melville.

Northampton v Bath (Sat)

Wales winger George North returns for Northampton after two games out while England winger Anthony Watson is back for Bath.

Leicester v Worcester (Sat)

England centre Manu Tuilagi to miss Leicester's game with Worcester after tweaking knee medial ligaments against Racing.

Teams for the weekend

Glasgow vs Zebre; Edinburgh vs Munster - here are the teams The post Teams for the weekend appeared first on Scottish Rugby Blog.

Glasgow v Zebre (Fri)

Team news and preview ahead as Glasgow Warriors aim to equal a club record by registering a ninth straight win.

Munster v Edinburgh (Fri)

Team news and preview ahead of a vital match in a tight Pro12 scramble for a place in next season's Champions Cup.

Treviso v Connacht (Fri)

Connacht coach Pat Lam makes 10 personnel changes to his team for the Pro12 trip to Munster as they target a home play-off.

Three sides meet Premiership standards

Championship sides Bristol, Yorkshire Carnegie and Doncaster meet the minimum criteria to be accepted into the Premiership.

Scarlets' Robinson retires after injury

Wales and Scarlets wing Harry Robinson is forced to retire from rugby after failing to recover from a serious neck injury.

Hatley appointed England scrum coach

Neal Hatley will leave Premiership club Bath to become England scrum coach at the end of the season.

Saracens back row Burger to retire

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger will retire from rugby after Sunday's Premiership game against Newcastle Falcons.

What makes Sale so formidable at home?

Sale Sharks will go a whole Premiership season unbeaten at home if they avoid defeat by Gloucester on Friday.

Sale v Gloucester (Fri)

Team news as Sale host Gloucester in Friday's Premiership fixture at the AJ Bell Stadium (19:45 BST).

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