**While the pause on rugby endures, speculation on player’s futures continue to linger as transfer gossip dominates newsreels as we approach the summer.**\n\nLeinster have been dealt another blow [according to the Irish Independent](https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/leinster-left-frustrated-as-promising-tighthead-aungier-set-for-inter-provincial-switch-to-connacht-39206117.html\n), who report that academy graduate Jack Aungier is set for a switch to rivals Connacht. \n\nThe news comes after reports that ex-USA under 20 international Roman Salanoa is poised for a switch to Munster.\n\nIt’s understood Leinster were prepared to lose Aungier to Connacht on the basis Salanoa would remain with them for at least another season but the Hawaiian has opted to take up an offer from Munster with the IRFU's blessing. \n\nStaying in Ireland, Munster star Peter O’Mahony has [launched a new social media challenge to help raise money for cancer treatment. ](https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/rugby-union/peter-omahony-launches-urgent-fundraising-22027401)\n\nThe flanker is asking people to come up with ways to raise awareness for the fundraising campaign for Cork University Hospital Charity. \n\nHe said: “The campaign is supported by the Fenton family in memory of their beautiful daughter and sister Karen who died of ovarian cancer, and they have raised €75,000 to date for the critical technology.\n\n“Cancer has not gone away, so we are forging ahead with fundraising.”\n\nTears have been shed in Wales as Scarlet head coach posted an [emotional farewell](https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/scarlets-head-coach-sends-emotional-18251959) before leaving to join the All Blacks rugby staff. \n\nIt was confirmed on Christmas Eve last year the New Zealander would join his country’s coaching team under new boss Ian Foster less than a year after replacing Wayne Pivac. \n\n"I want to wish the team, Glenn, the staff, the club all the best for what's coming,” he explained.