All Black and World Cup-winning scrumhalf Piri Weepu's departure from New Zealand to the Premiership in England has been confirmed.
World Cup-winning All Black scrumhalf Piri Weepu will join English Premiership club London Welsh at the end of the Super Rugby season.
Alistair Hargreaves has been appointed as the new Saracens captain. The Springbok lock forward succeeds Steve Borthwick, who retired at the end of last season
Brumbies loose forward Lachlan McCaffrey has signed up with the London Welsh as they re-enter the Premiership.
Saracens have lured yet another South African opponent up to London to face them in November, after the conclusion of the Currie Cup.
The reason for Laurie Fisher's decision to turn his back on the Brumbies has been confirmed - he will coach English Premiership club Gloucester.
English Premiership runners-up Saracens will play the Blue Bulls Currie Cup team at Allianz Park early next year - Saturday, January 31.
Ulster boss David Humphreys has confirmed that he is to leave the Irish teamto become Director of Rugby for English Premiership side Gloucester.
Aseli Tikoirotuma will be joining up with Harlequins on a two year contract when his current Super Rugby commitments with the Chiefs come to an end.
Gloucester have made a massive play by signing Welsh star James Hook from recently relegated French Top 14 club, Perpignan.