Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions great Paul O'Connell has been confirmed as Stade Francais' new forwards coach.
Celtic Park will host next season's PRO14 final as the decider is held outside a traditional rugby venue for the first time.
Champions Leinster will begin the new Guinness PRO14 season by tackling Cardiff Blues in the Welsh capital on August 31.
Former Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer has announced his retirement after a hugely successful career.
Holders Leinster have been drawn against Wasps, Toulouse and Bath in Pool One in next season's Champions Cup.
Leinster's Joey Carbery will play rugby for Munster next season after his move was confirmed by the Irish province.
Gloucester have continued their recruitment drive for the 2018-19 season with the signing of Munster lock Gerbrandt Grobler.
Stuart Barnes looks at whether Leinster can do the double, The Premiership Final and who will replace Paul Gustard for England.
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