Gaëtan Germain signs two-year deal with Grenoble Rugby
Grenoble Rugby have today confirmed the signing of Gaetan Germain for the next two seasons.
Germain started his rugby career playing for his local club, US Romans before linking up with Bourgoin, where he played his first Top 14.
Pirates sign Georgian lock Nodar Cheishvili
The Cornish Pirates have nailed down the signature of Georgian international lock Nodar Cheishvili, who joins on a one-year contract.
Nodar, who has played 11 times for Georgia since first being capped in 2015, arrives from French club Chambery. He has also featured previously with Georgian team Lelo Saracens, and French sides US Seynoise and USO Nevers. Full story
David Coetzer and Phendulani Buthelezi to join Junior Boks in France
Western Province flyhalf David Coetzer and Sharks No 8 Phendulani Buthelezi will join the Junior Springboks in France on Tuesday as injury replacements for Damian Willemse and Muller du Plessis respectively. Full story
Richie Vernon joins London Scottish
Scotland International centre Richie Vernon will head south of the border from Glasgow Warriors and will join London Scottish for the 2018/19 season. Full story
Wales leapfrog South Africa in the latest World Rankings
Following their 22-20 victory over South Africa in Washington DC, Wales have moved up two places in the World Rugby Rankings.