Former Lions coach Johan Ackermann is establishing a new pride at Gloucester, writes MARTIN GILLINGHAM.
Lions prop Jacques van Rooyen has signed a contract with English Premiership club Bath.
Wasps No 8 Nizaam Carr says he feels rejuvenated going into his second stint with the Coventry-based club in September.
Wasps forward Ashley Johnson’s backdated six-month suspension for an anti-doping violation will expire before the new season begins.
Former Wallabies centre Rob Horne has revealed he suffered paralysis in his right arm as a result of a life-changing nerve injury while playing for the Northhampton Saints in April.
The Worcester Warriors have completed the signing of Zimbabwe tighthead prop Farai Mudariki.
Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg has signed a three-year deal to join the Sale Sharks in England with immediate effect.
Stormers and Springbok loose forward Nizaam Carr will join English club Wasps on a permanent basis ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Springbok prop Vincent Koch has signed an extension to stay with English Premiership champions Saracens until 2022.
Tighthead prop Ruan Dreyer is the latest South African to sign for Gloucester ahead of the 2018-19 season.