England prop Joe Marler has signed a contract extension with Harlequins, keeping him at the Aviva Premiership club until 2021.
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.
Captain Dylan Hartley has tipped Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to force their way back into the England squad.
Super Rugby franchise the Western Force will not be part of next year's competition.
Ben Linfoot's Value Bet column has been in fine form in recent weeks and he has four selections for Saturday's action at Ripon, Newbury and Newmarket.
Johnny Barnes is the banker bet at Doncaster on Saturday as Catching Pigeons provides all the gossip and tips from the gallops.
Resident tipster Man On The Spot previews Saturday's TV action, while you can check out all of Sky Bet's big racing offers.
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.
A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.