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Saints secure Fisher signing

Northampton have bolstered their back-row options with the signing of former London Irish flanker Jon Fisher.

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Chiefs hand Phibbs trial

Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has revealed scrum-half Pat Phibbs is back with the club on a trial basis.

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Munster add Guinazu as cover

Munster have signed Argentina hooker Eusebio Guinazu on a four-month deal.

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Saracens bolster front row

Saracens have confirmed the signing of US Eagles international Phil Thiel on a short-term deal.

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Bad break for Sexton

Johnny Sexton faces a race against time to be fit for Ireland's autumn international Test series after breaking his jaw playing for Racing Metro.

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Wasps respond on ground move

Wasps have admitted they are working hard behind the scenes to find a new ground but are remaining tight-lipped on speculation about where it may be.

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Reds sign O'Connor

O'Connor, 24, is returning to Australia after a spell in Europe, where he featured for London Irish and European champions Toulon.

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Hibbard ready for debut

Richard Hibbard feels his move to Gloucester will give a chance to test himself in the best league in the world.

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South Africa call up Whiteley

South Africa have called Warren Whiteley into their squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship Tests in Australia and New Zealand after fellow loose forward Willem Alberts was ruled out through injury.

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Mallinder happy with his squad

Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder is confident Saints are well equipped for their Aviva Premiership title defence despite their lack of new signings over the summer.

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IRB to become World Rugby

The International Rugby Board will be renamed 'World Rugby' from November 19 in a move described by chairman Bernard Lapasset as a "mission statement".

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England props to miss Tests

England coach Stuart Lancaster will be without key front-row duo Dan Cole and Mako Vunipola for this autumn's QBE Internationals.

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