Cardiff City Stadium has been picked to host the Guinness PRO14 Final at the end of this season.
Iain Henderson has succeeded Ireland skipper Rory Best as Ulster captain.
Alun Wyn Jones has ended speculation over his future by signing a two-year contract extension at Ospreys.
Ross Ford, Scotland's most-capped player and former British and Irish Lions hooker, has announced his retirement from rugby.
Edinburgh have signed South African scrum-half Nic Groom from Super Rugby side Lions.
Saracens will face Munster, Racing 92 and the Ospreys in next season's Champions Cup while Stuart Hogg returns to Glasgow.
Edinburgh hope to have unearthed another Fijian star after signing forward Mesulame Kunavula on a long-term deal.
Leicester Tigers have been drawn with former winners Cardiff Blues and Pau in next season's European Challenge Cup.
Munster have appointed former Australia fly-half Stephen Larkham as a senior coach until June 2022.
Munster have confirmed former England prop Graham Rowntree as their new forwards coach until June 2022.
The best performers from the Premiership, Super Rugby, Top 14 and PRO14 in our latest team of the week.
Sean O'Brien will not feature in Ireland's 2019 World Cup campaign after sustaining a hip injury, which will rule him out for up to six months.
Leinster claimed their sixth PRO14 title with a hard-fought 18-15 win over Glasgow at Celtic Park on Saturday.
Rob Kearney's agent says the Ireland full-back received an IRFU contract offer that was "well below where it needs to be".
Cian Healy has signed a contract extension with the IRFU that will see him stay at Leinster until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Stuart Barnes casts his eye over the Premiership's final day, PRO14 semi-finals and the state of play in the Top 14...
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Leinster battled to a hard-earned 24-9 semi-final win over Munster at the RDS to keep alive their hopes of securing back-to-back PRO14 titles.
Ospreys booked their place in the Champions Cup by winning a close-fought PRO14 play-off against Scarlets 21-10 at the Liberty Stadium.
Recap all the updates as Leinster beat rivals Munster 24-9 in their PRO14 semi-final at the RDS.
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