London Welsh are refusing to give up their fight to level out revenue distribution in the Aviva Premiership.
Gavin Henson is to leave Bath to join neighbours Bristol at the end of the season.
Bristol flanker Ross Rennie is retiring from professional rugby with immediate effect due to a neurological problem.
Tom Varndell and Will Helu will leave Wasps at the end of the season with Varndell set to join Bristol.
The Championship XV fought back from 18-7 down at half-time to defeat Canada 28-23 at Sixways in Worcester.
Wasps have signed fly-half Glyn Hughes as part of a player exchange with Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie.
November will see the return of the Championship XV concept with a selection of the best players taking on Canada.
Sky Sports continues ground-breaking coverage of the Championship on Sunday, by showing Bristol's derby with Worcester.
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