Luther Burrell will be one of the star attractions when Northampton take on title holders Saracens
Toulon 32 Wasps 18
'I met every player last week one-to-one and, as there were 35 of them, it was a long day'
Ahead of England’s crucial first game against France, their feisty hooker admits that front-row tactics have had to change
Wasps 19 Exeter 16
A round-up of Saturday's Aviva Premiership action
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
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
By going back to the future in the scrum – the set-piece has reverted to a proper examination of strength and technique this season, thank the lord – rugby’s legislators have given Bath the clearest possible view of the road ahead.
Enjoyable as it has been to wallow in Jonny Wilkinson’s World Cup-winning dropped goal from 10 years ago, the seminal moment on the minds of current players and coaches in recent days was an offload by an All Black last weekend.
Lancaster will freshen up England side with Ashton, Youngs and Cole due to be rested
The incident occurred during Saturday's league game
A Will Fraser try and points from England duo Alex Goode and Will Fraser sees off valiant Wasps with captain Chris Bell going over twice
Leicester v Northampton