Ulsters Nick Williams has been given bad news. The inspirational back row forward has been unsuccessful in his bid to rehabilitate his recent shoulder injury and he will undergo surgery this week to repair a labral tear. This will rule him out for the remainder of the season following his move to Cardiff.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to confirm that Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus has been appointed Director of Rugby on a three year deal, commencing on July 1st.
Powerful back Pat Howard has put pen to paper for the Newport Gwent Dragons which will see the versatile player join up with the squad next season.
Following twenty-four signings to the club for next season, along with the commitment of head coach Alan Solomons until May 2017, Edinburgh Rugby's three assistant coaches will also remain in post going into the new rugby year.
Fergus McFadden, the Leinster wing, appeared recently in Cardiff before an independent PRO12 Rugby Disciplinary Committee, having been cited by an independent citing commissioner for a dangerous tackle in contravention of law 10.4(e) in the Guinness PRO12 match between Leinster and Edinburgh at the RDS, Dublin on Friday, 15 April 2016.
Connacht Rugby has confirmed the two-year contract extensions of flanker Jake Heenan and inside back Craig Ronaldson.
Newport Gwent Dragons have announced the departure of their Director of Rugby, Lyn Jones. It follows a period away from the Region through illness.
Ulster Rugby's long-term succession planning at flyhalf received a boost today as it was announced that Brett Herron would be joining the Province from Bath and that Ireland U20 star Johnny McPhillips has been upgraded to a development contract.
Former Irish age grade prop John Andress has signed a contract that will see the tighthead join Munster at the end of the current season