Marco Mama re-signs for Worcester Warriors
Wasps have announced the signing of Saracens and Tonga powerhouse Sione Vailanu.
The 24-year-old will make the switch to Ricoh Arena in the summer after 18 months with the Premiership champions.
Five Players Extend Munster Contracts
Munster Rugby and the IRFU confirmed that Tyler Bleyendaal, Ciaran Parker and Alby Mathewson have all signed contract extensions at the province.
The Greencore Munster Rugby Academy duo of Sean O’Connor and Keynan Knox have also put pen to paper. Full story
England Name U20s Side To Face Wales
With several players retained by Premiership clubs for this weekend’s domestic fixtures, England U20s has made seven changes to the side that defeated France in the second round of the U20 Six Nations Championship.
In the pack prop Alfie Petch will make his England U20s debut with flanker Richard Capstick the other change in the forwards.
There is a new half-back pairing with scrum half Ollie Fox starting alongside Kieran Wilkinson who also makes his U20s debut.
There is a debut for outside centre Connor Doherty, while inside him Tom de Glanville starts his first U20s game.
Wing Ollie Hassell-Collins is the other debutant for the clash in north Wales with England captained by number eight Tom Willis on Friday.
Former All Black Carl Hayman Returns To Amateur Rugby
Former All Black prop Carl Hayman has resumed his playing career with amateur league 3 side Bizanos.
Hayman was dismissed as the head coach of Pau in early January and has since decided to resume his playing career as a second rower.
The 45-test cap front rower played 80 minutes for Bizanos in their 46-29 win over St-Pée-sur-Nivelle.
Wood Extends Saints Stay
Northampton Saints can today confirm that back-row Tom Wood has signed a new deal with the Club.
The 32-year-old pulled on the famous Black, Green and Gold jersey for the 180th time in Saturday’s resounding victory over Sale Sharks, and is now set to press on towards a double-century of Saints appearances after putting pen to paper on a contract extension.
Parisse to miss Ireland match