Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond is looking forward to having Danny Cipriani back in his squad.
Paul Deacon is to leave his job as assistant coach of Wigan and switch codes with Premiership club Sale Sharks.
Aviva Premiership champions Saracens will open the defence of their title at home to the Sale Sharks on October 17.
English clubs say they will allow their players to compete at next summer's Olympic Games as part of Great Britain's Sevens team.
European Challenge Cup holders Gloucester will face local rivals Worcester Warriors in the 2015-16 competition.
Will Greenwood says it's too early to judge Danny Cipriani, but admits it is surprising he has ended up on the front pages again.
Danny Cipriani has been named in a 24-man England XV squad to play the Barbarians next Sunday.
Sale have signed New Zealand lock Bryn Evans on a two-year contract from French club Biarritz.
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