English Premiership clubs have been permitted to resume close- contact training next week ahead of the planned resumption of the 2019-20 season in August.
English third-division club Birmingham Moseley have confirmed the signing of former Springbok and Cheetahs player Ashley Johnson.
Gloucester are set to open court proceedings against the Sale Sharks over the irregular signing of Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg.
All the players of English club the Sale Sharks have agreed to take permanent pay cuts to help the club through the Covid-19 pandemic.
The row between English Premiership clubs and the Rugby Players’ Association over the reduced salary cap has escalated dramatically over the past 24 hours.
Harlequins prop and Rugby Players’ Association chairman Mark Lambert says players were not consulted over the plans to reduce the salary cap.
English Premiership clubs have agreed to cut the league’s salary cap from £7 million to £6m for the 2021-22 season.