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Ulster kept the pressure on Racing 92 in Pool Four of the Champions Cup when they beat the Parisian club 26-22 in Belfast on Saturday.
The Dragons have announced that second-row Rynard Landman has signed a three-month loan contract with Pro D2 outfit Angouleme.
Southern Kings prop Pieter Scholtz faced a disciplinary hearing via video conference on Thursday and was banned for three weeks.
Ireland international lock Ultan Dillane is the latest player to commit his future to Connacht after signing a two-year contract extension.
Wales are set to be without full-back Leigh Halfpenny when they kick-off the Six Nations next month after he was ruled out by the Scarlets.
Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac is unhappy after he failed to register back-row Tom Phillips for the final two Champions Cup pool matches.
Champions Leinster returned to the victory trail in the PRO14 when they secured a 40-7 victory over Ulster at the RDS Arena on Saturday.