Blackheath have formed themselves into a limited company, with a share capital of pounds 2.56million. The Courage League Two club are negotiating with two outside investors but Iain Exeter, Blackheath's director of rugby, has criticised some clubs' use of their new money, saying: "Waving a cheque- book in the air may attract short-term success, but it's not a recipe for long-term development. We feel very uneasy about the route which some of our fellow senior clubs are following. We think they are totally wrong. We have no intention of abandoning the club's other teams as baggage not wanted on voyage."
Wasps have signed the experienced Scottish lock Damian Cronin and Harlequin's hooker Simon Mitchell.
New Zealand have named an unchanged team for its second Tri-Nations match against South Africa in Wellington on Saturday 20 July. The 36-man squad to tour South Africa from 29 July to 1 Sept will be named on Sunday.