European Challenge Cup Finalists Northampton Saints will continue their preparations for Friday night's clash with Bourgoin knowing three of their playing squad will be touring with England this summer.
Hooker Dylan Hartley and scrum-half cum full back Ben Foden have been named in Martin Johnson's party to face Argentina and the Barbarians, while fly-half Stephen Myler is included in the England Saxons Churchill Cup squad.
All three players were involved at the same level earlier in the season, with Hartley and Foden originally being talked about as possible outsiders for British & Irish Lions selection.
Back row Phil Dowson and outside-half Shane Geraghty, who join the Saints at the start of next season from Newcastle Falcons and London Irish respectively, have also been named alongside Myler in England's second-string side.
Outside centre Joe Ansbro has capped a fine season at Franklin's Gardens by earning a call up to the Scotland A squad for next month's IRB Nations Cup in Romania.
The Glasgow-born Cambridge University graduate is in the squad to face Russia, Uruguay and France A in what will be his first taste of international rugby.
"I'm very pleased to have been selected - it's a new challenge for me," said Ansbro.
"It is something that I've wanted to do for a while, but unfortunately I've had a few injuries. Now I've had more Premiership experience with Northampton I feel ready to play international rugby.
"I've always been a Scotland rugby fan and I've always followed them. I've spoken to both Tom Smith and Euan Murray about playing for Scotland and I'm really excited about going to Romania with Scotland A."
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.