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Jack Dempsey has re-signed with Rugby Australia and the Waratahs on a two-year deal that keeps him in Australian Rugby until at least 2020.
The Blue Bulls have announced the signing of former Springbok wing Cornal Hendricks, who will join them for the 2019 Super Rugby season.
The All Blacks have been dealt a setback with the news that prop Joe Moody will be out for six weeks with a torn eyelid sustained in training.
The Reds have bolstered their backline depth for the 2019 Super Rugby season by signing former Blues pivot Matt McGahan on a one-year deal.
Saracens have bolstered their second-row stocks with the signing of Stormers and Western Province lock Chris van Zyl on a short-term deal.
Ireland return to the scene of one of their most famous triumphs when they face Italy in Chicago in their November Test opener on Saturday.
Former Reds centre Campbell Magnay is returning to Australia from Suntory Sungoliath, signing with the Melbourne Rebels for 2019.