Toby Faletau has underlined Wales' desire to make history in this season's Six Nations Championship.
England wing Marland Yarde could miss the entire RBS 6 Nations as he requires surgery to repair a torn hip tendon.
Warren Gatland has revealed how he had to quickly wade in and 'poach' Wales duo George North and Alex Cuthbert from England.
Morgan Parra is set to miss the Six Nations opener against England after being ruled out for 10 to 12 weeks.
Ireland hooker Rory Best is expected to return from injury in time for the start of the Six Nations in February.
Ireland's Rory Best broke his forearm in the heartbreaking last-gasp defeat by New Zealand, his province Ulster said.
Italy centre Gonzalo Canale will miss the 2014 6 Nations tournament with a leg injury.
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England lock Geoff Parling is a doubt for the Six Nations after being ruled out for three months following shoulder surgery.
England could be without Manu Tuilagi for the entire Six Nations after the Leicester centre was ruled out until February with a chest injury.
Scotland wing Tim Visser could be ruled out for up to four months after breaking his leg during Edinburgh's win over Treviso.
Gloucester and England full-back Olly Morgan has been forced to retire from rugby at the age of just 27.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has called three uncapped players into his 32-man squad for the November test matches.
Ireland hooker Richardt Strauss has been diagnosed with a heart condition and will have surgery later this week.
Scotland have begun the search for a new coach after temporary boss Scott Johnson was appointed Director of Rugby.
Friday night fixtures will return to the Six Nations championship from next season, tournament organisers have announced.
Former Australia assistant coach Ewen McKenzie has said coaching the Ireland team is a role he would be interested in.