Clubs across Europe were busy this festive period announcing a number of contract extensions. Here is a quick review of these deals:
Wasps announced 5 new re-signings for the 2019/20 season.
- Ashley Johnson
- Tommy Taylor
- Jimmy Gopperth
- Simon McIntyre
- Ben Harris
The Sale Sharks confirmed the re-signing of club captain Jono Ross who has extended his stay by another 3 years.
The Bristol Bears confirmed that Chris Vui had signed a new deal with the club for another three years with the club beating off interest from some of Europe's biggest clubs.
The Glasgow Warriors had a busy December announcing a host of re-signings throughout the month.
- Tommy Seymour (Until 2020)
- Oli Kebble (Until 2020)
- Stafford McDowall (Until 2020)
- Sam Johnson (Until 2021)
- George Horne (Until 2021)
- Adam Hastings (Until 2021)
- Grant Stewart (Until 2020)
- Niko Matawalu (Until 2021)
- Scott Cummings (Until 2021)
- Zander Fagerson (Until 2022)
However, the left arguably the best signing for last as they confirmed that Huw Jones has signed a new deal until the at least 2021 on Christmas Day. The centre drew the interest of clubs across Europe with Northampton Saints reportedly eager to sign the 25-year-old.
Stephen Fitzgerald has joined Connacht on loan from Munster on a three-month deal.
Lyon confirmed that 37-year-old club captain Julien Puricelli has signed on for another two seasons with the side.