European rugby chiefs say fixture calendar negotiations could see changes in domestic and European schedules
South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth is in talks with Saracens over a short-term contract after the autumn internationals.
New Sunwolves coach Filo Tiatia has promised to shake up the franchise following a disappointing debut season in Super Rugby.
The Crusaders have signed New Zealand international centre Seta Tamanivalu from the Chiefs.
Bath have agreed a deal to sign centre Robbie Fruean from Hawke's Bay as well as bringing in Dragons prop Shaun Knight on loan.
Super Rugby has announced it will retain its conference format next year as the opening fixtures are announced.
Eddie Jones has urged the RFU to pay for English coaches to enhance their skills by working in the southern hemisphere.
The idea of a new world club championship is closer to becoming reality as part of a new global rugby calendar.
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