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Digby Ioane has confirmed that his stint with the Crusaders has come to an end after just one campaign with the Christchurch-based franchise.
Springbok Sevens player Stephan Dippenaar has called an end to his rugby career and will join a family farming business near Moorreesburg.
The Lions have rubbished speculation linking them with Springbok and Bulls scrum-half Rudy Paige as a replacement for Faf de Klerk.
Rebels fly-half Jackson Garden-Bachop has signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes which will keep him at the club until the end of 2019.
Sam Cane has agreed a new contract, which will see him stay with New Zealand Rugby, the Chiefs and Bay of Plenty for four more years.
New Blues fly-half Otere Black will miss the start of next year’s Super Rugby season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament for Manawatu.
Newly-appointed Jaguares boss Mario Ledesma says it is a dream come true to coach in his native Argentina and he can’t wait to get started.