Eddie Jones’ willingness to enter into discussions with potential post-England employers has infuriated former rugby player Austin Healey.
Toulon are bidding farewell to nine players at the end of the season while Toulouse have signed a wing in La Rochelle’s Arthur Retiere.
Newcastle have re-signed lock Sebastian de Chaves from Austin in Major League Rugby, where he has helped the Gilgronis to the summit.
South Africa wing Makazole Mapimpi has signed a three-year deal with the Sharks which will probably see him to the end of his playing days.
Chris Ashton hopes to carve out a coaching role for himself getting back three players to position and finish better after he stops playing rugby.
Having won over the tiny town of Castres, South African-born French international scrum-half Rory Kockott will retire after 11 years there.
All Black Scott Barrett has been taking mental and technical coaching after receiving a red card a month ago for a high shot on Alex Hodgman.
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Montpellier have signed All Black prop Karl Tu’inukuafe, who will head to the south of France after completing the 2022 Rugby Championship.
The Sharks have signed experienced fly-half Lionel Cronje from Toyota Verblitz in Japan, adding to an already-impressive squad in the URC.
Steve Borthwick is looking for value in players of advanced years, with Chris Ashton, Richard Wigglesworth and Jimmy Gopperth signing on.
The Scarlets have finalised their squad departures ahead of next term, confirming eight other players leaving as well as Wales’ Liam Williams.
Leicester have brought in Anthony Watson and Jimmy Gopperth, as well as re-signing Chris Ashton and Richard Wigglesworth for next season.
Toulouse head coach Ugo Mola is aiming to add Leinster to Ulster and Munster in their list of Irish conquests in the European Champions Cup.