Damian Hopley, CEO of the Rugby Players' Association, believes reducing the Six Nations by a week would put an unacceptable workload and pressure on international players.
Joe Marler has received a citing commissioner's warning for goading James Haskell in Harlequins' 24-21 win over Wasps.
Australia international hooker James Hanson has joined Gloucester on a short-term deal.
Leicester forwards coach Richard Blaze has resigned from his position at the Aviva Premiership club for personal reasons.
This week's European club action took flight, but who caught the eye, who had a game to forget, and what will we all be talking about ahead of the next round of fixtures?
Dai Young hit out at Joe Marler for goading James Haskell into a yellow card in Wasps' 24-21 Aviva Premiership loss to Harlequins.