SHORT PASS PASS
Bernard Jackman is the Dragons’ new head coach, with Kingsley Jones now heading up the WRU’s exiles programme.
RAP ON THE KNUCKLES
France have had a ‘letter of reprimand’ from Six Nations organisers after an investigation into this year’s 100-minute game with Wales. France failed to comply with Head Injury Assessment rules when Uini Atonio ( below) was removed by medics.
Montpellier-bound Ruan Pienaar bid farewell to Ulster by doing a 90km cycle ride for international aid agency Tearfund, which tackles global poverty.
Ex-Scotland Women U20 cap Hollie Davidson has become the SRU’s fi rst contracted female referee.
ON HIS TODD
Todd Clever, the USA’s most- capped player, has retired from Test rugby after nearly 80 matches.
Christian Leali’ifano is back for the Brumbies ten months after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Ex- Gloucester head coach Laurie Fisher has returned as an assistant coach.
Aurélien Rougerie, 36, has signed up for one more year at Clermont Auvergne – his 19th with the Top 14 champions.