Toulon forward Samu Manoa is to have an operation on his left knee which will rule him out for around three months.
Australia openside flanker Liam Gill is to leave the Queensland Reds at the end of Super Rugby season and move to France.
Former Ireland and Lions captain Paul O'Connell has announced his retirement from rugby.
Quade Cooper's hopes of playing for the Australia sevens team at the Olympics this summer has been met with a minor setback.
Sky Sports announce details of the Champions Cup quarter-finals between Saracens and Northampton, as well as Racing 92 v Toulon.
Maxime Mermoz has been called into France's Six Nations training squad following an injury to Alexandre Dumoulin.
Toulon scrum-half Sebastien Tillous-Borde has been ruled out of action for two months with a knee injury.
Will Greenwood has championed Exeter No 8 Thomas Waldrom as his side book their place in the Champions Cup quarter-finals.
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