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Connacht forwards Jarrad Butler and Finlay Bealham are both set for spells on the sidelines after sustaining knee and hand injuries respectively.
The Cheetahs have announced the signing of the Lions’ giant lock JP du Preez, who could become the tallest ever player to play in the PRO14.
England head coach Eddie Jones has named his squad to begin preparations for the first match of the Six Nations against Italy in Rome.
Ospreys have announced that flanker Olly Cracknell has signed a new two-year contract as the club consolidate their backrow stocks.
Lock Mitch Lees and centre Ian Whitten have both signed three-year deals with Exeter Chiefs, keeping them at Sandy Park until 2021.
RFU chief executive Steve Brown says Eddie Jones’ contract extension would not prevent him from being able to lead the Lions in 2021.
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has confirmed that Duane Vermeulen will leave the French heavyweights at the end of the season.
Another busy day in the rugby union game as Six Nations squads are announced while a couple of suspensions have caused some debate.
The uncapped Jordan Larmour has been included in Ireland’s 36-man squad for the first two rounds of this year’s Six Nations Championship.
The match officials for this weekend’s action have been confirmed, with Wayne Barnes refereeing the Scarlets vs Toulon Champions Cup clash.
Wasps and England flanker James Haskell is suspended for four weeks after an independent Disciplinary hearing in London on Wednesday.
Bath have confirmed that Anthony Perenise has signed a new contract, whilst Victor Delmas will join from Colomiers at the end of the season.
Toulon centre Mathieu Bastareaud has been banned for three weeks after an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London on Wednesday.
France head coach Jacques Brunel has named teenage fly-half Matthieu Jalibert in his first squad for the upcoming Six Nations Championship.
Dylan Sage and Stedman Gans have been recalled to the Bok Sevens squad for the next two tournaments of the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Wing Craig Gilroy will miss Ulster’s crunch Round 6 game against Wasps this weekend and is expected to be sidelined for around four weeks.
Leicester scrum-half Harry Simmons was a young man torn between pride and disappointment after his Champions Cup debut in Castres.
Scotland hooker George Turner has signed a two-year contract with Glasgow Warriors, keeping him at Scotstoun Stadium until May 2020.
The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that Eddie Jones has extended his contract as England head coach until August 2021.