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."
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.