O'Connell still has year left on Munster contract but is interesting Toulon, Pau and Grenoble.
Tight-head progressing well in recovery but Alex Cuthbert has been sidelined after finger surgery.
Cruden ruptures his left knee's anterior cruciate ligament and faces six months out.
Mark McCall keen to focus on developing their younger talent like Maro Itoje, Jamie George and George Kruis.
Betham adds to Leicester's back three options and will arrive ahead of next season.
A 25-year-old rugby player in Central New South Wales collapsed from a tackle during a Central North first grade match on Saturday,
England and Wasps star targets Leicester clash on May 9 as race for Aviva Premiership play-off spot hots up.
Lock will arrive at Exiles at the end of the season from Saracens.
Springboks great calls on team to rally and give leaving players a winning send-off after nervy triumph over Leinster.
Monday Maul on Toulon's ability to win when playing badly, Maro Itoje and why Saracens and Leinster can hold their heads high.
Wales star revels in Toulon's European Champions Cup semi-final triumph over Leinster.
Delivered a brave and battling display despite Clermont prevailing 13-9 at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
A try in extra-time from Bryan Habana and 20 points from Leigh Halfpenny gives Toulon a shot at European hat-trick.
Twickenham Stoop will play host to both sides on May 1.
Saracens put in a spirited performance with Billy Vunipola superb but Clermont's versatility saw them home.
Clermont Auvergne 13-9 Saracens - Wesley Fofana's try sees Les Jaunards into Champions Cup final.
Bill Meakes, Tom Savage and Jonny May all cross the whitewash in thrilling European victory at Kingsholm to set up final with Edinburgh.
Reds snap six-game losing streak to get back to winning ways in Bloemfontein.
Rise four places in the Super Rugby standings after an ugly 17-10 victory on Saturday against fellow South African side
Gavazzi labels Italy team "pensioners" and laments their 15th-place standing.
Waratahs ran in four tries on Saturday to end the Hurricanes' unbeaten start to the season.
South African franchise edge past Australian side thanks to penalty try.
Latu will arrive at the Falcons from NEC Green Rockets
Sanchez joins fellow Pumas Joaquin Tuculet and Agustin Creevy in committing to their national union.
Visitors secure back-to-back wins for the first time since 2014.
Scots produce dominant performance to beat Newport Gwent Dragons 45-16.
ESPN picks the brains of the Ireland great over who will prevail in this weekend's Champions Cup semi-finals
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