Ins and outs: A full list of the 2020/2021 Transfers

Ins and outs: A full list of the 2020/2021 Transfers

This is a list of player transfers involving all of the top flight leagues before or during the 2020-21 season.

Premiership


BATH

Players in: Ben Spencer (Saracens), Will Spencer (Leicester Tigers), Juan Schoeman (The Sharks)


Players out: Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Sam Nixon (Bayonne), Rhys Davies (Ospreys), Francois Louw (Retired), Freddie Burns (Toyota Shokki Shuttles), Chris Cook (Bristol Bears).

BRISTOL BEARS


Players in: Semi Radradra (Bordeaux), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Mitch Eadie (Northampton Saints), Max Malins (Saracens – loan), Ben Earl (Saracens – loan), Chris Cook (Bath), Ratu Naulago (Hull, Rugby League)

Players out: Jordan Crane (retiring), Aly Muldowney (retiring), Mat Protheroe (Ospreys), Nicky Thomas (Ospreys), Ian Madigan (Ulster), Nic Stirzaker (Montauban), Shaun Malton (Released), Lewis Thiede (Ealing Trailfinders), Ian Madigan (Ulster), Nathan Chamberlain (Edinburgh Rugby), Joe Batley (Worcester Warriors), Sam Graham (Doncaster Knights)

EXETER CHIEFS

Players in: Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Lyon), Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester), Corey Baldwin (Scarlets)

Players out: Enrique Pieretto (Glasgow Warriors), Nic White (Brumbies), Sam Hill (Sale Sharks), Matt Kvesic (Worcester Warriors)

GLOUCESTER

Players in: Louis Rees-Zammit (promoted from Academy), Jack Singleton (Saracens), Jordy Reid (Ealing Trailfinders), Jonny May (Gloucester)

Players out: Callum Braley (Benetton), Aaron Hinkley (Exeter Chiefs), Jako Kreil (Lions), Johan Ackermann (Red Hurricanes) 

HARLEQUINS

Players in: Andre Esterhuizen (Sharks), Wilco Louw (Stormers), Tyrone Green (Lions)

Players out: Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears), Nick Auterac (Northampton Saints), Phil Swainston (Rouen), Francis Saili (Biarittz), Harry Barlow, James Bourton, Niall Saunders, Lloyd Wheeldon, Luke James, Mark Lambert, Max Crumpton, Phil Swainston, Renaldo Bothma, Rob Buchanan, Semi Kunatani, Toby Freeman, Tom Penny, Travis Ismaiel, Vereniki Goneva

LEICESTER TIGERS


Players in: Zack Henry (Nevers), Nemani Nadolo (Montpellier), Shalva Mamukashvili (Enisei-STM), Cyle Brink (Lions), Oliver Chessum (Nottingham, Dan Kelly (Loughborough Students), Cameron Henderson (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Scott (Edinburgh), Nick Isiekwe (Loan from Saracens)

Players out: Sam Costelow (Scarlets), Guy Thompson (Ealing Trailfinders), Jonny May (Gloucester), Jonah Holmes (Dragons), Jimmy Stevens (retired), Gaston Cortes (released), Owen Hills (released), Will Spencer (Released), Sione Kalamafoni  (released), Adam Thompstone (released), EW Viljoen (released), Joe Thomas (released), Kyran Bungaroo (released),  Leo Gilliand (released), Sam Everleigh (released), Cameron Jordan (released), Keston Lines (Released),  Joe Batley (end of loan), Rory Hughes (end of loan), Andy Forsyth (end of loan), Ifereimi Boladau (end of loan), Will Spencer (Bath)

LONDON IRISH

Players in:

Players out: Belgium Tuatagaloa (Rouen)

NEWCASTLE FALCONS

Players in:

Players out: Belgium Tuatagaloa (Rouen), John Wells (Rugby Colorno)

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS

Players in: Nick Auterac (Harlequins), Tom James (Doncaster Knights), Callum Burns (Academy), Ethan Grayson (Academy), Tom Litchfield (Academy), Dani Long-Martinez (Academy), Edward Prowse (Academy), Kayde Sylvester (Academy)

Players out: Ben Franks (retiring), Mitch Eadie (Bristol Bears), Cobus Reinach (Montpellier), Heinrich Brussouw (Retired), Michael Van Vuuren (Ealing Trailfinders), Andy Symons, Fraser Strachan (Ealing Trailfinders), Devante Onojaife.

SALE SHARKS

Players in: Ben Carlile (Yorkshire Carnegie), Sam Hill (Exeter Chiefs)

Players out: Rob Webber (retiring)

SARACENS

Players in: Aled Davies (Ospreys)

Players out: Matt Gallagher (Munster), Titi Lamositele (Montpellier), Ben Earl (Bristol Bears – loan), Max Malins (Bristol Bears – loan), Jack Singleton (Gloucester – loan), Michael Rhodes (released), George Kruis (Panasonic Wildknights), Nick Isiekwe (Loan to Leicester Tigers), Ben Spencer (Bath), Alex Lozowski (Montpellier - loan)

WASPS

Players in: Ryan Mills (Wasps), Myles Edwards (Oyonnax)

Players out: Billy Searle (Worcester), Ashley Johnson (released)

WORCESTER WARRIORS


Players in: Billy Searle (Wasps), Gareth Simpson (promoted from Academy), Tom Dodd (promoted from Academy), Matt Kvesic (Exeter Chiefs), Joe Batley (Bristol Bears)

Players out: Luke Scully (Cardiff Blues), Joe Taufete’e (Lyon), Ryan Mills (Wasps), Jono Lance (Edinburgh), Scott van Breda (end of loan from Southern Kings), Rory Duncan (Red Hurricanes)

PRO14 

BENETTON

Players in: Callum Braley (Gloucester),  Niccolò Cannone (Petrarca Padova), Luca Petrozzi (San Dona), Edoardo Padovani (Zebre)

Players out: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Fiamme Oro), Antonio Rizzi (Zebre)

CARDIFF BLUES

Players in: Luke Scully (Worcester Warriors), Cory Hill (Dragons)

Players out: 

CHEETAHS

Players in: François Steyn (Montpellier), George Cronjé (Clermont), Marcell Muller (Montpellier), Ian Groenewald (Griquas/Bulls), Jeandré Rudolph (Bulls), Howard Mnisi (Southern Kings), Lesley Botha (Montpellier)

Players out: Joseph Dweba (Bordeaux), Walt Steenkamp (Bulls) 

CONNACHT

Players in: Sammy Arnold (Munster), Conor Oliver (Munster), Jack Aungier (Leinster) and Oisín Dowling (Leinster)

Players out: Colby Fainga'a (Lyon), Tom McCartney (retiring), Robin Copeland (Soyaux Angoulême), Niyi Adeolokun (unattached), Eoin McKeon (released), Darragh Leader (released), Kyle Godwin (released), Joe Maksymiw (released), David Horwitz (released), Rory Burke (released), Peter McCabe (released), Angus Lloyd (to pursue medical career).

DRAGONS

Players in: Dan Babos (promoted from Academy), Taine Basham (promoted from Academy),  Connor Edwards (promoted from Academy), Lennon Greggains (promoted from Academy), Josh Reynolds (promoted from Academy), Max Williams  (promoted from Academy),  Rio Dyer (promoted from Academy)

Players out: Cory Hill (Dragons), Tyler Morgan (Scarlets), Jacob Botica (released), Nic Cudd (released), Rhys Lawrence (released), James Sheekey (released), Dafydd Buckland (released), Will Griffiths (released), Tom Hoppe (released),  James McCarthy (released), Jonah Holmes (Dragons)

EDINBURGH

Players in: Jordan Venter (Paul Roos Gymnasium), Lee Roy Atalifo (Jersey Reds),  Jono Lance (Worcester Warriors), Matt Gordon (London Scottish), Nathan Chamberlain (Bristol Bears), Ben Muncaster (Leicester Tigers) and Dan Gamble (promoted from Academy)

Players out: Pietro Ceccarelli (Brive), John Barclay (released), Jason Baggott (released), Cameron Fenton (released), Dougie Fife (released), Simon Hickey (released), Matt Scott (Leicester Tigers), Sam Thomson (released)

GLASGOW WARRIORS

Players in: Richie Gray (Toulouse), Enrique Pieretto (Exeter Chiefs)

Players out: Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs), Cameron Henderson (Leicester Tigers), Nick Frisby (released), Siua Halanukonuka (released), D. T. H. van der Merwe (released), Rory Hughes (released),  Matt Smith (released), Callum Gibbin (released), Jason O'Halloran (Suntory Sungoliath)

LEINSTER

Players in: 

Players out:  Fergus McFadden (retiring), Jack Aungier (Connacht) and Oisín Dowling (Connacht)

MUNSTER

Players in: Keynan Knox (promoted from Academy), Liam Coombes  (promoted from Academy),  Alex McHenry  (promoted from Academy), Jack O'Sullivan (promoted from Academy), Damian de Allende (Panasonic Wild Knights), Matt Gallagher (Saracens), RG Snyman (Honda Heat)

Players out: Sammy Arnold (Connacht), Conor Oliver (Connacht), Tyler Bleyendaal (retired), Ciaran Parker (released), Sean O’Connor (released), Darren O’Shea (released) and Brian Scott (retired), Arno Botha (Bulls), Seán O’Connor (released), Darren O’Shea (released), Conor Oliver (released), Ciaran Parker (released), Brian Scott (released)

OSPREYS

Players in: Rhys Webb (Bath), Cai Evans (promoted from Academy), Mat Protheroe (Bristol Bears), Nicky Thomas (Bristol Bears), Rhys Webb (Bath)

Players out: James Hook (retiring), Gheorghe Gajion (Aurillac), Aled Davies (Saracens)

SCARLETS

Players in: Sam Costelow (Leicester Tigers), Tyler Morgan (Dragons)

Players out: Corey Baldwin (Exeter Chiefs), Tom James (retiring), Hadleigh Parkes (Panasonic Wild Knights), Kieron Fonotia, Jonathan Evans, Morgan Williams, Simon Gardiner, Rhys Fawcett, Hadleigh Parkes (Panasonic Wildknights).

SOUTHERN KINGS

Players in:

Players out: Rossouw de Klerk (Bourgoin), Howard Mnisi (Cheetahs)

ULSTER

Players in: Stewart Moore (promoted from Academy), Alby Mathewson (unattached), Ian Madigan (Bristol Bears)

Players out: Clive Ross (released), Angus Kernohan (released), and Zack McCall (released)

ZEBRE

Players in: Antonio Rizzi (Benetton)

Players out: Edoardo Padovani (Benetton)

TOP 14

AGEN

Players in: Morgan Phelipponneau (Castres), Jean-Marcellin Buttin (Lyon), Tapu Falatea (Castres),  Corentin Vernet (Toulon)

Players out: Mickael De Marco (retired),  Alban Conduche (Dijon), Leo Berdeu (Lyon), Kamliele Tufele (Montauban), Benito Masilevu (Grenoble)

BAYONNE

Players in: Asier Usarraga (Biarritz), Gaëtan Germain (Grenoble), Joe Ravouvou (NZ sevens), Sam Nixon (Bath), John Ulugia (Clermont), Hugh Pyle (Stade Francais)

Players out: Jose Ramon Ayerza (Montauban), Callum Wilson (Biarritz), Evrard Oulai Dion (Montauban), Maxime Lamothe (Bordeaux), Antoine Battut (retired), Julien Tisseron (Montpellier), Maile Mamao (Rovigo),  Census Johnston (retired), Aretz Iguiniz (retired), Armandt Koster (released), Johannes Petrus Graaff (released)

Bordeaux 

Players In: Joseph Dweba (Cheetahs), Maxime Lamothe (Bayonne), Ben Lam (Hurricanes), Nathaniel Hulleu (Grenoble), Ben Tameifuna (Racing 92), 


Players Out: 
France Adrien Pélissié (Clermont), Semi Radradra (Bristol Bears), Peni Ravai (Clermont), Lucas Meret (Carcassonne), Blair Connor (retired) 

BRIVE

Players In: Wesley Douglas (Beziers), Valentin Tirefort (La Rochelle), Pietro Ceccarelli (Edinburgh)

Players Out: Johan Snyman (retired), Francois Da Ros (Biarritz), Arnaud Mignardi (Mont-de-Marsan), James Johnston (Rouen), Alex Dunbar (released), Guillaume Namy (released), Franck Romanet (released), François Da Ros (released), Karlen Asieshvili (released), Jan Uys (released), Richard Fourcade (released), Rory Scholes (released), Alban Ramette (released)

CASTRES

Players In: Julis Nostadt (Aurillac), Bastien Guillemin (Grenoble), Santiago Arata (Peñarol), Andrea Cocagi (Perpignan), Stephane Onambele (Toulon), Gaëtan Barlot (Colomiers), Pierre Huguet (Carcassonne), Tyler Ardron (Chiefs)

Players Out: Morgan Phelipponneau (Agen), Ludovic Radosavljevic (Provence), Karena Wihongi (retired), Tapu Falatea (Agen), Christophe Samson (retired), Kevin Gimeno (Biarritz), Rodrigo Capo Ortega (retired), Marc Clerc (Oyonnax), Paea Fa'anunu (Oyonnax), Alex Tulou (Beziers), Robert Ebersohn (released)

CLERMONT

Players In:  Adrien Pélissié (Bordeaux), Cristian Ojovan(Aurillac), Sébastien Bézy (Toulouse), Peni Ravai (Bordeaux), Etienne Fourcade (Grenoble), Kotaro Matsushima (Suntory Sungoliath), Remy Grosso (Lyon), Greig Laidlaw (released), Isaia Toeava (Clermont)

Players Out: Marc Palmier (Aurillac), Davit Zirakashvili (retired),  Donovan Taofifenua (Racing 92), John Ulugia (Bayonne), Charlie Cassang (Oyonnax), Mike Tadjer (Montauban), Beka Kakabadze (Oyonnax), Julien Ruaud (Grenoble), Greig Laidlaw (released), Jan-Hendrik Wessels (released from academy), George Cronje (released from academy, Cheetahs)

LA ROCHELLE

Players In:  Brice Dulin (Racing 92), Raymond Rhule (Grenoble), Jules Le Bail (Vannes), Will Skelton (Saracens), Dillyn Leyds (Stormers)


Players Out: Vincent Rattez (Montpellier), Elliott Roudil (Pau), Maxime Lafage(Bayonne), Valentin Tirefort (Brive), Brock James (retired), Alexi Balès (Toulouse), Thomas Jolmes (Toulon), Marc Andreu (retired).

LYON

Players In:  Colby Fainga'a (Connacht), Joe Taufete'e (Worcester Warriors), Leo Berdeu (Agen), Mathieu Bastareaud(Rugby United New York)


Players Out: Julien Puricelli (retired), Jean-Marcellin Buttin (Agen), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Exeter Chiefs), Tanginoa Halaifonua (Grenoble), Martial Rolland (Aurillac), Carl Fearns (released)

MONTPELLIER

Players In: Vincent Rattez (La Rochelle), Florian Verhaeghe (Toulouse), Julien Tisseron (Bayonne), Titi Lamositele (Saracens), France Enzo Forletta (Perpignan), Alexandre Becognee (Mont-de-Marsan), Alex Lozowski (Saracens - loan)

Players Out: Julien Bardy (retired), Ronan Chambord (Langon), Pierre Tournebize (Brive), Timoci Nagusa (Grenoble), Julien Le Devedec (Provence), Nemani Nadolo (Leicester Tigers), François Steyn (Cheetahs), Lesley Botha (Cheetahs)

PAU

Players In: Elliott Roudil (La Rochelle), Aminiasi Tuimaba (Fiji Sevens)

Players Out: Benson Stanley (Montauban), Dan Malafosse (Brive), Dominiko Waqaniburotu (released), Ben Smith (Japan), Colin Slade (released)

RACING 92

Players In: Donovan Taofifenua (Clermont), Luke Jones (Melbourne Rebels), Kurtley Beale (Waratahs)

 
Players Out: Brice Dulin (La Rochelle), Issam Hamel (Nevers), Ben Tameifuna (Bordeaux)

STADE FRANCAIS

Players In: Atunaisa Manu (Loan returnee), 


Players Out: Julien Arias (retired), Remi Bonfils (retired), Hugh Pyle (Bayonne)

TOULON

Players In: Thomas Jolmes from (La Rochelle), Luke Tagi (Fijian Drua)


Players Out: Stephane Onambele (Castres), Corentin Vernet (Agen), Mamuka Gorgodze (retired), Marcel van der Merwe (Bulls), Liam Messam (released), Julian Savea (released)

TOULOUSE

Players In: Alexi Balès (La Rochelle)


Players Out: 
Sebastian Bezy (Clermont), Florian Verhaeghe (Montpellier), Theo Belan (Provence), Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Carl Axtens (Provence), Maks van Dyk (released)

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