London Irish have brought in Dave Lyons on a short-term deal as injury cover in their depleted pack.
Aviva Premiership champions, Northampton Saints, will kick off the new season at Franklin's Gardens against Gloucester.
London Irish's All Blacks second row Bryn Evans has left the Exiles to join Biarritz in the Pro D2 league.
Steve Diamond gave credit to London Irish's departing star James O'Connor for being the key influence behind Sale's loss.
James O'Connor is expected to feature for London Irish in their final game of the season this weekend after recovering from injury.
Club captain Tom Savage will return to Gloucester's squad for the first time since November when they host London Irish.
London Irish have landed the signature of highly-rated Blues fly-half Chris Noakes on a two-year contract, the club has confirmed.
Northampton boss Jim Mallinder has admitted that his team will have to play better against tougher opposition in the weeks to come.
Northampton Saints survived a second-half fightback from London Irish to win 36-21 at Franklin's Gardens, bagging a crucial bonus point....
Northampton's starting team shows three personnel changes after earning a dramatic late bonus point at Saracens last weekend.
James O'Connor has not played his last game for London Irish, as initially feared after he picked up an injury against Newcastle.
Newcastle boss Dean Richards slammed his players' first-half performance in Sunday's loss to London Irish at the Madejski Stadium.
London Irish midfielder Setaimata Sa is set to return to rugby league with Hull after an injury-ravaged spell in the Premiership.
The Dragons have announced that 37-year-old second-row Ian Gough will join them from London Irish at the end of the current season.
Harlequins welcome back Mike Brown, Danny Care and Chris Robshaw to the starting line-up after international duty with England.
London Irish have bolstered their front-row options for next season by signing Scotland tighthead prop Geoff Cross from Edinburgh.
Bath outscored London Irish four tries to two to claim a 44-23 bonus-point win at Madejski Stadium on Saturday.