Rumour Mill

Rumour Mill

We take a look at some of the rumours around the world concerning player and coach transfers.


  • Suitors from Japan have come in to rival Racing 92 for Kieran Read's signature
  • The Japanese club have offered a bumper deal to Racing 92's €1.3 Million per season
  • Antione Claassen is now expected to sign a new deal with the Paris-based club.
  • Toulon are set to sign Reds playmaker Duncan Paia'aua.
  • Toulon are also in advanced talks with Christopher-Eric Tolofua and Baptiste Serin

  • Malakai Fekitoa is set to leave Toulon and sign with Wasps.
  • Fekitoa has reportedly already signed a deal with Wasps.

  • Noel Reid is being targeted as a replacement for Matt Toomua at Leicester Tigers.

  • Schalk Burger will leave Saracens and return to South Africa at the end of the season.
  • Burger is interested in a short term deal.
  • Steve Diamond has revealed that Sale Sharks have offered long-term deals to Rob and Jean-Luc du Preez, while targeting another three Springboks
  • He hopes to convince a current Springbok hooker, prop and lock to join the club after next year’s World Cup
  • Faf de Klerk is also expected to sign a contract extension at the Manchester club
  • Phil Blake linked with Leicester Tigers defence role

  • Bath is in talks with Handre Pollard over a move after the World Cup
  • Callum Sheedy could represent England over Wales
  • Former France defence coach Dave Ellis targetted by Leicester Tigers
  • Cooper Woolley in talks with Sale Sharks
  • Olly Woodburn turns down Wasps' move

  • Wasps set to lose three Test players.
  • Elliot Daly is set to sign for Saracens, while Nathan has been linked to Bristol Bears.
  • Finally, Willie Le Roux has been linked with a move back to Japan.

  • The Waratahs are set to sign Reds' playmaker Karmichael Hunt.
  • The deal is a swap deal for utility back Bryce Hegarty.



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