Pat Lam has signed a new three-year deal with Connacht and the Irish Football Union to remain in the position of head coach until at least 2018.
Newport Gwent Dragons have become the latest European outfit to land the signature of a high-profile New Zealand player.
Veteran World Cup-winning prop BJ Botha is happier than ever at Munster and hopes to sign on for another year with the Irish side.
NEWS: Cardiff Blues lock Jarrad Hoeata will miss the remainder of his club's European commitments, after he was banned for six weeks.
BREAKING NEWS: Former Stormers lock Quinn Roux could soon be joining the growing list of South Africans that are available to Ireland.
Richard Smith, who enjoyed a great season with the Welsh region, has signed a new contract at the region.
Prop Samson Lee has become the latest Welsh international to commit his future to the Scarlets and Wales by signing a National Dual Contract.