Gregor Townsend has called up seven uncapped players for Scotland's pre-season get-together in St Andrews.
Exeter captain Gareth Steenson is relishing the "new challenge" of starting an Aviva Premiership season as defending champions, although they are 4/1 third favourites with Sky Bet.
Championship favourites Bristol say they faced "massive competition" before securing the services of New Zealand star Charles Piutau.
Former England captain Chris Robshaw has agreed a new long-term contract with Harlequins.
Ben Linfoot has had five winning daily naps in the last nine days; don't miss his advice for Nottingham on Friday.
Ian Ogg picks out the key statistics for the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon on Saturday where a 25/1 chance takes the eye.
Chris Wilson provides a selection for every race on Friday, with One Minute set to confirm the impression she made at York for trainer William Haggas.
Our tipster David John says Southampton can turn on the style against West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Our Nick Hext makes Reading his best bet in the Sky Bet EFL this weekend and also has advice for tonight's live match on Sky Sports.
A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.