Leinster Rugby can confirm that a suitable agreement has been reached to release second row Kane Douglas from his contract with the province with immediate effect.
The Leinster Rugby Academy panel for 2015/16 has been confirmed, while seven Academy graduates have received professional contracts with the province for the coming season.
Ospreys Rugby are delighted to announce the signing of Kristian Phillips on a one-year contract.
Scarlets outside half Aled Thomas who has returned to his home region from Gloucester Rugby says he is looking really looking forward to the new challenges ahead.
Leinster Rugby have this afternoon confirmed that they have received a request from the Australian Rugby Union to release Kane Douglas under World Rugby Regulation 9.
Following the Pool Draws for the 2015/16 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup, see below for reaction from selected Guinness PRO12 club representatives.
South African fullback, Louis Ludik, has agreed a two-year deal to join Ulster Rugby.