Sport Wing Jack Nowell will make his debut against France

Stuart Lancaster has selected a back-line with just 91 caps between them which includes debutants Nowell and Burrell

Away winner: Alex Goode goes over to score the only try

Injury blows for England as Saints lose their top spot

Northampton 6 Saracens 16: Hartley and Lawes both forced off in first half as Ashton makes a boisterous winning comeback

'Tough afternoon' awaits Irish with visit of Quins

"A thorough examination" awaits London Irish when Aviva Premiership champions Harlequins visit the Madejski Stadium, according to their director of rugby Brian Smith.

Gloucester’s Freddie Burns has a point to prove against Leicester

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Despite a media silence, Gloucester's precocious fly-half has the swagger to tame the Tigers today

Ben Botica (pictured being tackled) continued his fine form from last weekend with a fifth-minute penalty

Botica the difference as Quins get sweet revenge

Connacht 22 Harlequins 30

Steffon Armitage will miss out

England coach Stuart Lancaster reiterates France-based player policy

England coach Stuart Lancaster has reinforced his selection policy over France-based players and made it clear that Steffon Armitage is not in line to be recalled for the QBE autumn internationals.

Putting on the ritz: Ben Botica of Harlequins breaks with the ball during their 40-13 victory over Biarritz at the Stoop last night

Botica adds boot to battering of Biarritz

Harlequins 40 Biarritz 13: Quins tear French side apart in second half but lose Evans to injury

Jason Shoemark (pictured) scored two of Exeter's five tries, with Brett Sturgess, Ben White and Sireli Naqelevuki scoring the others

Aviva Premiership round-up: Shoemark's double seals Exeter win

It was party time at Exeter as the Chiefs marked their 50th Aviva Premiership match with a 42-28 victory over Harlequins that earned them a try-scoring bonus point and prevented the visitors from going back to the top of the table.

The beautiful mind of Toby Flood picks off Exeter by numbers

Leicester 30 Exeter 8

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Dean Richards at the RFU Championship launch at Twickenham yesterday admitted he has not always been a saint

Chastened Dean Richards is ready to return to the game that's in his blood

Newcastle's director of rugby is aiming to steer the Tynesiders back into the Premiership

Jim Mallinder says the timing is not right for him to take charge of England

Northampton director Jim Mallinder braced for tough season

Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder is braced for the most challenging Aviva Premiership season yet.

England prop Alex Corbisiero forced out of third Test against South Africa

England have been forced into a change for this weekend's third Test against South Africa after prop Alex Corbisiero suffered a recurrence of a knee injury.

Danny Care will start

England duo Danny Care and James Haskell return to face South Africa in final Test

Danny Care and James Haskell will make their long-awaited international returns in England's third Test against South Africa on Saturday.

England captain Chris Robshaw

England captain Chris Robshaw to miss final Test against South Africa

England captain Chris Robshaw has been ruled out of the final Test against South Africa with a cracked right thumb.

Youngs crossed twice as England put themselves in sight of an unlikely victory

Danny Care in sight of England return after Ben Youngs injury

Harlequins' mercurial talent Danny Care could be in sight of an England return after injury forced Ben Youngs out of the tour of South A

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