Toulouse claimed their 21st French title with a comprehensive 18-8 victory against La Rochelle in a disappointing Top 14 final on Friday.
French Top 14 club Stade Francais has cancelled a preseason match because some players have developed lesions on their lungs after contracting COVID-19 and need an extra week to recuperate.
Racing 92 have sacked Fiji international Leone Nakarawa after the player returned to the club late following the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
South African Super Rugby side the Bulls have confirmed the departure of Springboks flyhalf Handre Pollard for French Top 14 side Montpellier, but will welcome back the experienced Morne Steyn.
The disappointment of last year's Top 14 final drives Bismarck du Plessis to make right what he sees as a big regret in his career.
The former Springboks flyhalf fractured his right ankle and will be out for a minimum of 12 weeks just months after his controversial return to French rugby at Montpellier.
Venue: Stade Chaban-Delmas
8:00 AM, January 2, 2022