REPORTS: Japanese club Green Rockets Tokatsu have turned their attention from Scotland playmaker Finn Russell to England captain Owen Farrell, who is reportedly out of contract next summer.
RETURN: Former Harlequins boss Paul Gustard is set for a return to the Premiership as defence coach with Bath, according to The Rugby Paper.
SIGNED: Exeter have alleviated the loss of South African Jacques Vermeulen to injury by signing Argentina back-rower Santiago Grondona for the remainder of the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership season. FULL STORY
SIGNED: Wasps have signed ex-Scotland prop Gordon Reid on a short-term deal. Last capped at the World Cup in 2019, the 34-year-old loosehead has been playing recently in the Scottish Premiership for Marr. FULL STORY