London Irish have announced that a consortium of London-based Irish businessmen has completed their takeover.
South Africa international and World Cup winner CJ Van der Linde has signed for London Irish.
Welsh rugby administrators are still hopeful their regional club sides will commit their future to the RaboDirect Pro12.
Martin Moore is ready to disappoint a host of English and French clubs and commit his future to home province Leinster.
Worcester will give youth a chance in Thursday's Amlin Challenge Cup clash, while Newport tackle Bordeaux.
The RFU believes the English game has yet to be affected by spot-fixing but is determined to remain vigilant to prevent it occurring.
The Rugby Football Union is confident European competition can be salvaged for next season.
Conor Murray has agreed a new two-year contract with the Irish RFU that ties him to Munster until June 2016.
Back rower Robin Copeland will leave Cardiff Blues at the end of the season to join RaboDirect PRO12 rivals Munster.