Tuesday Afternoon Round Up

by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Cole to miss Munster clash

 

Leicester will be without prop Dan Cole for this weekend's clash with Munster as he is ruled out with a cut on his thigh.

 

"Dan got injured at the weekend. He has a nasty cut on his quad from a boot and that will make him unavailable for the Munster game," said director of rugby Richard Cockerill.

 

"There's no structural damage but it's a fair old laceration. It has been stitched and dressed and will be a couple of weeks. Hopefully he will be OK to play in the next game."

 

Greg Cooper will take charge of Stade next season

 

Greg Cooper, who joined the PStade Francais as backs coach in May, will replace Gonzalo Quesada as head coach of Stade Francais at the end of the season.

 

The former All Black has signed a three-year contract starting at the end of this season.

 

51-year-old Cooper was capped seven times by the All Blacks at full-back and went on to coaching roles with the Highlanders and Blues in Super Rugby and NEC in Japan.

 

Warriors sign Samoa lock Vui

 

Warriors have completed the signing of versatile Samoa forward Chris Vui till the end of the season.

 

The 23-year-old, who can play in the second row or back row, joins up with his new Sixways teammates immediately. 

 

Wallabies lock Will Skelton joins Saracens

 

Australian international forward Will Skelton has joined Saracens on a short-term deal from Super Rugby side Waratahs with immediate effect.

 

Skelton will join the reigning English and European champions after the Club reached an agreement with the ARU and the Waratahs regarding his availability.

 

He will be available for Saracens’ Premiership, Anglo-Welsh Cup and European Champions Cup games during the duration of his short-term deal at Allianz Park.

 

Dan Tuohy joins Bristol Rugby with immediate effect

 

Dan Tuohy has signed a deal with Bristol Rugby to make the switch to the Premiership with immediate effect.

 

The lock – who arrives from Ulster – has eleven international caps for Ireland, touching down on his test debut versus New Zealand in 2010.