Wasps hooker Tom Cruse has joined Ashley Johnson in signing a new contract with the Aviva Premiership outfit.
South Africa centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg has signed for Sale Sharks on loan until February.
England prop Dan Cole has committed his future to Leicester on a day when the Tigers announced new contracts for a raft of players.
Rob Andrew was once employed by the RFU to maintain peace with Premiership Rugby, but he has warned that the club-led model that operates in England and France is "distorting the world game."
Worcester have bolstered their options at hooker with the signing of Kurt Haupt.
With the autumn internationals taking precedence over the coming weeks, it was left to mostly players on the periphery to showcase their talents across Anglo-Welsh Cup, Top 14 and PRO14 -- who caught the eye?