Paul Deacon is to leave his job as assistant coach of Wigan and switch codes with Premiership club Sale Sharks.
Aviva Premiership champions Saracens will open the defence of their title at home to the Sale Sharks on October 17.
European Challenge Cup holders Gloucester will face local rivals Worcester Warriors in the 2015-16 competition.
Will Greenwood says it's too early to judge Danny Cipriani, but admits it is surprising he has ended up on the front pages again.
Danny Cipriani has been named in a 24-man England XV squad to play the Barbarians next Sunday.
Sale have signed New Zealand lock Bryn Evans on a two-year contract from French club Biarritz.
Sale Sharks have signed former Ireland international scrum-half Peter Stringer on a one-year contract.
Exeter ran in seven tries to beat Sale 44-16 but it was not enough for a place in the Premiership play-offs.
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