Experienced Scotland lock Tim Swinson signs a new deal to stay at Glasgow Warriors until May 2020.
Sam Warburton is close to stepping down as Wales captain after six years in the role.
Gloucester sign fly-half Owen Williams from Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers for next season.
Jan 11 (Reuters) - England prop Joe Marler is set to miss the start of Six Nations next month after injuring his leg playing for Harlequins, the Premiership club said on Wednesday.
England prop Joe Marler fractures his lower leg and is set to miss the start of the Six Nations in February.
Premiership club Bath are set to sign England-qualified openside flanker Sam Underhill from Welsh region Ospreys.
Saracens captain Brad Barritt is suspended for three weeks for a dangerous tackle on Exeter's Geoff Parling.
Sale boss Steve Diamond says they are yet to speak to England and Bath fly-half George Ford over a potential move.
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Back-row forward Chris Henry signs a new two-year contract which keeps him at Ulster until June 2019.
Former referee Dave Pearson defends World Rugby's new tackle sanctions, saying modern players are in increasing need of protection.
Leicester Tigers prop Fraser Balmain agrees a deal to join Gloucester next season.
England head coach Eddie Jones wins the Rugby Union Writers' Club Pat Marshall Memorial Award, while Ben Ryan is also honoured.
World Cup final referee Nigel Owens urges "empathy" from fellow officials over new rules for high tackles after weekend controversy.
Rhys Priestland says Wales' wildcard selection rules played no part in his decision to sign a new contract with Bath.