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Gloucester have signed up Highlanders lock Joe Latta on a two-year deal after suffering two season-ending injuries in the second row.
It’s time for Planet Rugby’s weekly round-up of who has their name in lights at the moment and who is making the headlines for the wrong reasons.
Canterbury won their seventh ITM Cup title as they edged a steely Auckland 25-23 in an entertaining final in Christchurch on Saturday.
After not making the final for the first time in six seasons in 2014, Canterbury have a chance to reclaim the ITM Cup trophy against Auckland.
Canterbury advanced to the ITM Cup final by knocking out reigning champions Taranaki with a 46-20 win in their semi-final on Saturday.