Charles Piutau says it was an "easy decision" to put supporting his family before a chance to chase All Blacks honours.
The RFU is set to trial a potentially major breakthrough in determining whether players have suffered a concussion.
Pat Lam believes that the culture of Bristol will ensure they can secure their goal of future Champions Cup rugby.
Championship side Bristol sign New Zealand and Ulster utility back Charles Piutau on a two-year deal.
Tommy Bell kicked 19 points as London Irish beat Yorkshire Carnegie 29-18 in the first leg of the Championship play-off final at Headingley.
Former England Sevens player Alex Gray is one of four players to benefit from the NFL's new International Player Pathway programme.
Yorkshire Carnegie took control of their Greene King IPA Championship semi-final against Ealing Trailfinders with a 34-16 win.
Warrington have completed the signing of rugby union wing Taylor Prell after he impresssed in a trial match.
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