Northampton have signed England Saxons prop Tom Mercey from Saracens. Mercey joins the Saints following Soane Tonga'uiha's decision to move the other way in January. Mercey represented the Saxons in their victories over Ireland 'A' and Italy 'A' this season.
Gloucester centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has signed an new deal with the Guinness Premiership club. The Samoan international joined the Cherry and Whites from rivals Bath and will now stay at Kingsholm until 2012.
Former England hooker Andy Titterrell has agreed an extension to his deal with Leeds and will remain at the club until the end of the season after originally agreeing a three-month contract.
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