Brive have announced the signing of Stuart Olding, who was released by Ulster last month despite his acquittal in a rape trial.
History will be made when Stormers flanker Siya Kolisi leads the Springboks in three home Tests against England in June.
Toulouse’s Richie Gray has joined Alex Dunbar in pulling out of the Scotland squad for their June fixtures.
Saracens have announced a new contract for skipper Brad Barritt, who is staying with the club for at least the next two seasons.
Jared Payne has ended his playing career on medical advice and will take up a role as defence coach at Ulster.
Winger Chris Ashton was happy to continue his try-scoring form with a hat-trick for the Barbarians against England.