Newcastle's season ended on a high note with a comprehensive 37-21 victory over Harlequins at Kingston Park.
There is still plenty to play for in the final round of the regular Aviva Premiership season on Saturday.
Bath and England centre Jonathan Joseph received double recognition at the annual Rugby Players' Association awards.
Mark Cueto has no regrets about retiring at the end of the campaign, despite starring in Sale's win over Newcastle.
Stuart Barnes says that players should not be banned for accidental acts after Iain Henderson was red-carded for Ulster.
Mark Cueto scored on his final home game in a Sale shirt as they recorded a thrilling 34-28 victory over Newcastle.
Mark Cueto and Nathan Hines will start in their final home games for Sale against Newcastle on Saturday
Newcastle have announced the signing of Italy international winger Giovanbattista Venditti.
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