- Cipriani 'happy to stay' at Sale
Sale and England fly-half Danny Cipriani says he would be open to extending his contract, which expires next summer.
- London Welsh make 24th new signing
London Welsh complete their 24th new signing of the summer with the arrival of forward James Down from Cardiff Blues.
- France trio suffer machete attack
France internationals Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser are attacked by a gang armed with machetes.
- Sale re-sign Lund from Biarritz
Flanker Magnus Lund rejoins Sale Sharks from Biarritz, six years after moving to France from the Premiership side.
- Peel named new Bristol captain
Ex-Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel is named as Bristol's first-team captain for his debut season with the Championship club.
- Warriors prop wants World Cup place
Tonga prop Ofa Fainga'anuku hopes getting Worcester back into the Premiership will help him win a 2015 World Cup place.
- Tainton joins London Irish as coach
London Irish appoint former Ireland assistant coach Mark Tainton as their new skills and kicking coach.
- New Zealand agree first Test in Samoa
New Zealand are set to play a historic Test match in Samoa in 2015, their first official visit to the Pacific Islands.
- Howarth backs Pivac for Scarlets
Forwards coach Wayne Pivac is tipped to become Scarlets head coach after the departure of Simon Easterby.
- Ex-Tigers swayed Ghiraldini decision
Leonardo Ghiraldini says ex-Leicester men Alex Moreno and Martin Castrogiovanni helped convince him to join Tigers.
- Newcastle sign Samoa lock Thompson
Premiership side Newcastle Falcons sign Samoa international lock Kane Thompson for the 2014-15 season.
- Captain Hooper sees Bath progress
Bath captain Stuart Hooper says missing out on a trophy last season will inspire the team to improve this term.
- Pair to support Wales side in Glasgow
Team Wales have appointed triple Grand Slam winner Ryan Jones and adventurer Richard Parks to support the squad.
- Scarlets lose Easterby to Ireland
Simon Easterby is to leave Scarlets after two years in charge to become Ireland's forwards' coach.
- World Cup winner Tindall retires
Former England centre Mike Tindall becomes the final member of the team that won the 2003 World Cup to retire.