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Grenoble announced on Saturday that veteran Tonga front-row Sona Taumalolo has been forced into retirement due to a spinal injury.
Former All Black Luke McAlister has announced his retirement from the professional game at 34 after spending the seven seasons in the Top 14.
South Africa number eight Duane Vermeulen has signed a deal with Kubota Spears, after his contract with Toulon recently came to an end.
Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal wants England flyer Chris Ashton to stay at the club despite the player’s request to leave the Top 14 outfit.
Montpellier have announced that Georgia prop Levan Chilachava has joined them from Toulon and Jannie du Plessis has agreed new terms.
Julian Savea has confirmed that he will be leaving New Zealand at the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season to join French Top 14 club Toulon.
La Rochelle have announced that former Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes will take over the reins at the Top 14 outfit on a four-year contract.