IRB boss Brett Gosper believes the European peace deal averted a crisis that could have been seriously damaging.
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Newcastle Falcons have signed USA international prop Eric Fry for next season.
Glasgow Warriors flankers Rob Harley and Tyrone Holmes have both agreed new deals to prolong their stay at Scotstoun.
Saracens have allayed injury fears surrounding their England fly-half Owen Farrell.
Aviva Premiership club Worcester have announced the signing of South African prop Nick Schonert.
Tom Wood admits it would be "criminal" if Northampton surrender their commanding position in the Aviva Premiership.
Australian David Nucifora will be unveiled as the Irish Rugby Football Union's new performance director on Thursday.
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