10 Premiership players who are out of contract and looking for clubs

10 Premiership players who are out of contract and looking for clubs

The end of the season comes hand in hand with departures and arrivals. The 2020/21 season is no different with clubs confirming their departees as the season concludes.

These 10 players will be leaving their respective clubs with their next destination still yet to be confirmed.


Jamie Gibson - Gloucester

A stalwart of the Premiership, Gibson has played for the likes of London Irish, Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints and most recently Gloucester.

He leaves the Cherry and Whites just six times since joining from the Saints. His contract at Kingsholm comes to an end with no club snapping him up just yet.



Ben Tapuai - Harlequins

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Harlequins Ben Tapuai during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons at Twickenham Stoop on June 12, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)


The 32-year-old former Wallaby centre has been linked with moves to France having plied his trade in the Premiership since 2016 with Bath and Harlequins.

He departs the Quins having played 13 times this season. 

Joaquín Díaz Bonilla - Leicester Tigers

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Joaquín Díaz Bonilla of Leicester Tigers looks on during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Bristol and Leicester Tigers at Ashton Gate on February 27, 2021 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

The Los Pumas international made just 5 appearances for Leicester Tigers in all competitions and has subsequently been released by the club.

Bonilla has also been linked with possible moves to France following fellow Leicester Tigers departees Johnny McPhillips and Zack Henry

GJ van Velze - Worcester Warriors 

EXETER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: GJ van Velze of Worcester Warriors leads his team through the Exeter Chiefs tunnel following defeat during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Exeter Chiefs and Worcester Warriors at Sandy Park on September 29, 2018 in Exeter, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

A former club captain at Worcester Warriors, GJ van Velze departs the club at the end of the season.

van Velze, 33, joined Warriors from Northampton Saints in 2014 and captained the side to the Championship title in his first season at Sixways.

He made his final appearance as a replacement against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park earlier this month.

A hard hitting and carrying looseforward, van Velze's career may not be over just yet.


Ben White

Leicester Tigers' Ben White passes the ball during the European Challenge Cup match at Welford Road, Leicester. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Ben White became the youngest player in Leicester Tigers’ Premiership history when he came off the bench in the closing stages of thier over Harlequins in September 2016, aged just 17 years and 151 days.

White played 26 games in each of the 2018-19 & 2019-20 seasons but that number dropped significantly to just 9 this season with the likes of Ben Youngs and Richard Wigglesworth at the club. The rise of Jack van Poortvliet has also seen him drop down the pecking order.

Leicester Tigers have confirmed his departure with no destination for next season confirmed.


Martín Landajo - Harlequins

London , United Kingdom - 13 December 2019; Martin Landajo of Harlequins after his side conceded a try during the Heineken Champions Cup Pool 3 Round 4 match between Harlequins and Ulster at Twickenham Stoop in London, England. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Despite featuring regularly for the London club since arriving from the Jaguares, Landajo leaves Harlequins with his contract coming to an end. 

Again, the Puma has been linked with moves to France but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Nic Groom - London Irish

Nic Groom of London Irish is tackled by Marcus Watson of Wasps during the Gallagher Premiership match between London Irish and Wasps at the Brentford Community Stadium, Brentford on Saturday 5th June 2021. (Photo by Juan Gasparini/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A midseason arrival for the Exiles, Groom leaves London Irish bringing an end to his second spell in the Premiership having played for Northampton Saints between 2016 & 2018.

The South African scrumhalf has bounced from club to club recently having played for the Lions, Edinburg and London Irish since leaving Saints in 2018.

Siale Piutau - Bristol Bears

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Bristol Bears' Siale Piutau during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Leicester Tigers and Bristol at Welford Road on June 5, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Stephen White - CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Tongan international's departure from Bristol Bears was confirmed earlier this month. 

The experienced centre is still performing at a high level for the Bristol outfit and while his next move is yet to be confirmed, rumours have linked him with a move back to Japan before bringing his career to an end.

Nathan Earle - Harlequins

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Quins wing Nathan Earle celebrates his try during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Gloucester and Harlequins at Kingsholm Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Injuries have hampered Nathan Earle's time at Harlequins with the exciting winger making just 8 appearances this season.

Earle has been linked with a move to Newcastle Falcons following his confirmed departure from Quins.

He too has drawn interest from France.

Waisake Naholo

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15: London Irish's Waisake Naholo during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Harlequins and London Irish at on February 15, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Bob Bradford - CameraSport via Getty Images)

London Irish listed Naholo among their confirmed departures for the 2020/21 season.

The 30-year-old former All Black's time with the Exiles has been marred with injuries with just four appearances for the side.

His next move is unknown but he will certainly be a strong signing for any side willing to take the risk on the injury prone star. 

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