Thomas is expected to join Bath at the end of the season while Gaskell has been linked with a move to London Wasps
Toulon can clinch quarter-final qualification with a victory but Cardiff can put themselves in pole position with victory at the Allianz Riviera stadium
Wasps 19 Exeter 16
A round-up of Saturday's Aviva Premiership action
This is getting silly. England's chances of piecing together something resembling a first-choice back division for the Six Nations opener against France in Paris at the beginning of February took another heavy blow when the Wasps wing Christian Wade was ruled off-limits for six months. The most elusive attacking runner in the country will miss the forthcoming tournament in its entirety and must be rated extremely doubtful for the three-Test tour of New Zealand in June.
Player will miss the entire 6 Nations after damaging foot ligaments
A penalty try and 14 points from veteran fly-half Goode was enough to see off a youthful Exiles side
Bath v Exeter Today, 3.15pm
Forget the scrummaging machine and the midfield playbook; make way for the stethoscope, the thermometer and the neurocognitive assessment kit. This weekend’s “vengeance match” between England and New Zealand already has the makings of a medical drama as well as a sporting one, with the home camp expressing concern over the concussion suffered by the loose-head prop Joe Marler during the victory over Argentina three days ago and the tourists taking every anti-virus precaution under the sun.
Injuries force coach to retain winger for Argentina match despite his lack of form
Lancaster will freshen up England side with Ashton, Youngs and Cole due to be rested
The incident occurred during Saturday's league game
Hosts record their first Aviva Premiership victory after 10 consecutive defeats to life spirits
Harlequins v Saracens
A look ahead to Saturday's Aviva Premiership action
Rob Baxter, the Exeter coach, was relieved to hear the final whistle at Sandy Park on Saturday as his side came perilously close to throwing away the points against Wasps.