Lancaster has warned administrators that the Elite Player Squad members need to be looked after better following a gruelling Lions tour and first half of the domestic season
We select our best XV from the penultimate round of group matches across Europe
Saracens came unstuck against French opposition once again after they saw their hopes of a home draw fade with defeat to Toulouse
The European powers-that-be prematurely pronounced Harlequins as being out of the Heineken Cup on Saturday evening, after the multi-coloured ones’ 16-13 home loss to Clermont Auvergne.
England will be without a number of key players such as Manu Tuilagi, Alex Corbisiero and Tom Croft forcing Lancaster to name a second squad for next month's tournament
Brad Barritt believes the current Saracens side is the best in his five years at the club
Wasps 19 Exeter 16
Sarries return to the top of the table with a dominant first-half display
But opposite number Steve Diamond hits back saying that's 'fine' coming from someone such as Cockerill who has a history of issues with referees
The hosts, who had moved the match across from the Stoop, led 19-3 at the break but were unable to add a crucial fourth try
Tigers led 20-6 at half-time before Sale mounted a brave but unsuccessful comeback
Harlequins lock George Robson insists the club’s domestic and European campaigns hinge on the “Big Game Six” against Exeter at Twickenham today.
Cockerill confirmed that the England fly-half will leave the club when speaking before the match against Saracens
Toby Flood has denied reports that he has signed for Toulouse and will definitely be leaving Leicester. The England fly-half had already been heavily linked with a move across the Channel to join Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon.
Cipriani finds himself on the cusp of an unlikely England return due to a flood of injuries in the Premiership but Smith feels he has more than enough players capable of giving Sale their own problems
Hibbard has been in tremendous form for Wales over the past year and will join the Cherry and Whites from next season