A run down of the latest confirmed deals and transfer rumors from the world of rugby union.
Rugby Transfer Round-Up:
RUMOR: Leicester fullback Freddie Steward is the top target for Bristol Bears, who will let the Premiership’s highest-paid player Charles Piutau, who is also a fullback, leave next summer. (FULL STORY) RUCK
STAYING: Saracens captain Lotte Clapp has signed a deal to stay with the Premier 15s champions for the 2022-23 season. FULL STORY (BBC)
SIGNED: Glasgow Warriors have announced the signings of fly-half Joel Hodgson and prop Lucio Sordoniwho joined the United Rugby Championship outfit on short-term deals. FULL STORY (Planet Rugby)
RE-SIGNED: England winger Heather Cowell has re-signed with Harlequins for the 2022-23 Premier 15s season. FULL STORY (BBC)
BOSS: Almost two months after parting company with Danny Wilson, Glasgow have confirmed that Franco Smith will be his successor as head coach. FULL STORY (The Offside Line)
RUMOR: Bath boss Johann van Graan is showing no sign of stopping his bid to strengthen his squad ahead of next season and is set to sign Mike Etete on a short-term deal. FULL STORY (The Rugby Paper)