Ulster fullback, Jared Payne, has signed a new three-year deal with the club that will see him remain at Ravenhill until at least the summer of 2016.
The Scarlets will bid farewell to two back row players in their squad at the end of the season as they take up new challenges in their rugby careers.
Connacht Rugby take on Glasgow Warriors at the Sportsground tomorrow night and Head Coach Eric Elwood has named a side that sees Johnny O'Connor start in the number 7 shirt one last time.
The Leinster squad have stepped up their preparations ahead of Saturday night’s RaboDirect PRO12 play off against Glasgow Warriors in the RDS (KO: 7.35pm).
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Ulster back-row forward Mike McComish has signed a two-year contract extension that will see him remain at the club until 2015.
Ulster centre, Paddy Wallace, has signed a new one-year deal with the Province that will see him remain at Ravenhill until the summer of 2014.
Scarlets and Wales winger George North has thanked rugby supporters from across his region and Wales for the backing, encouragement and spirit they’ve shown in following his career to date.
It has been confirmed that Glasgow Warriors and Scotland fly-half Duncan Weir sustained a fracture to his right fibula during Friday night’s game against Ospreys at Scotstoun.
Leinster Rugby can confirm the signing of South African international full-back Zane Kirchner on a two-year deal.