Familiar faces are staying put and new faces are settling in in today’s Media Watch, which begins in Wales.\n\nWinger Dafydd Howells has signed a contract extension with **Dragons**, to [keep him at Rodney Parade for the foreseeable future](https://www.dragonsrugby.wales/news/2020/july/wing-howells-extends-stay-at-dragons.html).\n\nThe 25-year-old has scored five tries in 16 appearances over the past two seasons despite battling injuries and is now eager to help his side kick on.\n\n“I’m really pleased and grateful to be given another opportunity to play for Dragons for the coming season,” said Howells.\n\n“It’s been a while since I last played due to injuries so I’m really excited to get back out there and show what I can do.\n\n“The progress we’ve made as a team over the past 12 months has been brilliant and I’m excited to be a part of the squad that continues to build on that.”\n\nWhile a familiar face, in Howells, is hanging around, a new recruit is looking forward to showing what he can do in the Guinness PRO14.\n\nRugby World Cup-winning lock RG Snyman has touched down in **Munster** and, [in his first interview since joining earlier this summer](https://www.munsterrugby.ie/2020/07/09/video-introducing-rg-snyman/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=video-introducing-rg-snyman), the 25-year-old South African says he’s settling in nicely.\n\n“In Irish terms, I think it was the sunniest week you guys have had this week in which I arrived,” laughed Snyman. “Everyone at the club is very welcoming and treating me very nicely. It’s been a very warm welcome, which is nice.\n\n“They’re just trying to ease me back into training but it’s been good to get out with the boys and week by week I meet an extra group of guys. I’m enjoying it.”\n\nAway from the PRO14 and Scotland winger Sean Maitland [has committed his future to Saracens](https://www.saracens.com/our-future-looks-bright-i-want-to-be-part-of-it-maitland/).\n\nThe ex-**Glasgow Warrior** has signed on at Allianz Park for another two years despite Sarries’ relegation to the second tier of English rugby for salary cap breaches and the 31-year-old had no qualms about staying in north London.\n\n“I’m very happy to extend my Saracens; it was a bit of a no-brainer for me,” explained Maitland. “Everyone had their own different situations going on that needed to be dealt with internally but for me and at this point in my career to move would probably be stupid.\n\n“To stay at the club for another two years is more for my family, my young girls and also my wife. We love it here, we’re settled and I wanted to stayed because I love being here.”\n\nAlso in the wider rugby world, [EPCR announced yesterday](https://www.epcrugby.com/2020/07/09/marseille-finals-moved-to-2021-new-venues-for-2020/) that the 2020 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals will not be held in Marseille as previously planned.\n\nA new venue will be announced in due course but Marseille will now host the 2021 finals, with the following year’s showpieces at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.\n\nAn EPCR statement read: “With tens of thousands of fans scheduled to travel to the south of France, the Board of EPCR and the local organising committee have agreed that insufficient safeguards are currently in place during the public health crisis to stage two high-profile matches at the 67,000-capacity Stade Vélodrome.\n\n“As a consequence, EPCR is currently working with its shareholder leagues and unions to secure an alternative venue or venues for the two finals which will be played on the weekend of 16/17/18 October, and details will be announced as soon as practicable.”\n\nAnd finally, **Ulster** have decided to replace season tickets with a membership package for the 2020-21 campaign.\n\nWith spectator attendance set to be limited, if even possible at all, [the club have set up a 'Together Ulster' package](https://www.ulsterrugby.com/2020/07/togetherulster-membership-launched/) that gives members an exclusive booking period once the club is in a position to welcome some fans back to Kingspan Stadium.\n\nUlster Rugby CEO Jonny Petrie said: "There are many uncertain factors around the 2020/21 season - be that through the introduction of social distancing measures, the economic landscape and the understanding that some people's willingness to attend matches with crowds of any size.\n\n"So we feel that a membership package rather than a traditional season ticket is the right thing to do for our supporters."