Sale edged out Gloucester 46-41 in a high-scoring game at the AJ Bell Stadium to finish in seventh place in the Gallagher Premiership.
Mako Vunipola must undergo hamstring surgery as he races against time to prove his fitness for England’s pursuit of the World Cup.
England prop Mako Vunipola faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup after being told he needs hamstring surgery.
Dean Ryan has been appointed director of rugby for the Dragons in a move that will see him leave his role as the Rugby Football Union’s head of international player development.
James Haskell broke down in tears when telling his Northampton team-mates he is to retire at the end of the season as he faces the “terrifying” prospect of life without rugby.
Mako Vunipola has been declared fit for Saracens’ Heineken Champions Cup final against Leinster on Saturday after winning his battle with injury.
Ireland international Paddy Jackson will join newly-promoted London Irish ahead of next season.
Saracens will enter their Champions Cup final against Leinster buoyed by a 38-7 drubbing of Gallagher Premiership title rivals Exeter at Allianz Park.
Newcastle clung on to their place in Gallagher Premiership for at least another day after Leicester fell to an ugly 23-19 defeat by Harlequins at the Stoop.
England and France have been alerted to the availability of Shaun Edwards following his decision to step down as Wales defence coach after the World Cup.
Shaun Edwards has rejected the offer of a new contract from Wales, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.