Iain Balshaw has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
The Welsh Rugby Union insists it is working to avoid a crisis over the participation agreement.
London Welsh have pulled off a coup by signing former New Zealand scrum-half Piri Weepu.
Guinness has replaced RaboDirect as the sponsor of the PRO12 league ahead of the 2014/15 season.
Simon Amor has named his England Sevens Commonwealth Games squad and feels it contains the country's fittest players.
Former South Africa second row Alistair Hargreaves has been appointed as Saracens captain ahead of the new season.
London Welsh have continued their rebuilding process with the signing of Argentina loosehead prop Pablo Henn.
England Women's head coach Gary Street has named his squad of 26 players for next month's Rugby World Cup in Paris.
Newly-promoted London Welsh have signed Australian forward Lachlan McCaffrey from Super 15 side Brumbies.
Saracens have announced that this season's home Premiership clash with Harlequins on March 28 has been switched to Wembley.