Easter's partner in (comedy) crime - James Haskell

England back-rower James Haskell is leaving Stade Francais and may now end up in the Super 15 with the Melbourne Rebels.

Haskell is one of a raft of players on their way from Paris. New club administrator Bernard Laporte has announced the departure of a number of players including Arnaud Marchois, Ollie Phillips, Hugo Southwell, Noel Oelschig, Juan Leguizamon and Mauro Bergamasco.

Laporte confirmed he had also signed Paul Sackey, Felipe Contepomi and Olivier Milloud and after former All Blacks scrum-half Byron Kelleher is expected in Paris this week after rejecting a move to Bayonne.

Michael Cheika remains has Head Coach and will be joined by Christophe Laussucq (backs) and Mario Ledesma, who will retire after the World Cup.