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Former New Zealand captain Todd Blackadder is named as Bath's new director of rugby as he leaves Super Rugby outfit Crusaders.
Harlequins sign former Connacht number eight George Naoupu for the new Premiership season.
Sale Sharks' former All Blacks second-row Bryn Evans has signed a new three-year deal with the club.
Leicester lock Ed Slater says he expects to be fit for the start of the Premiership season following knee surgery.
Premiership Rugby chief Mark McCafferty says the league must monitor wage inflation at England's top-flight clubs.
England back rower Brett Ferres signs a new contract with Leeds Rhinos to keep him at Headingley until 2019.
Super League's longest-serving match official Richard Silverwood calls time on his refereeing career.
Team news as Wigan Warriors host Hull FC in Friday's Challenge Cup semi-final at the Keepmoat Stadium (20:00 BST).
Super League leaders Hull FC start the Super 8s against Castleford, while Leeds play Featherstone in the Qualifiers.
Wakefield Wildcats full-back Ben Jones-Bishop signs a new contract to stay at the club until the end of 2017.
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