10 Worst Foreign Signings in Premiership History - Ruck

10 Worst Foreign Signings in Premiership History

Some exciting Gallagher Premiership imports, no matter the pedigree of the player, simply don’t work out…

1. Jeremy Paul (Gloucester)

What a corker to start off with. The Wallabies legend and World Cup winner joined the club on a three-year contract back in 2007.

However, what started off as an exciting signing turned into an expensive mistake for the Cherry & Whites, who have got next to nothing out of the hooker who will have cost them a lot of money.

He played only one Premiership game for Glaws in his one season at Kingsholm, departing by mutual consent in July, 2008.

2. Demetri Catrakilis (Harlequins)

The highly-rated South African fly-half made the move to England to join Premiership side Harlequins prior to the 2017–2018 season. However, he’d make just 13 appearances for the club over two seasons unfortunately dominated by injury. He then left Quins to join Pro 14 side Izuzu Southern Kings

3. Radike Samo (Newcastle Falcons)

Falcons announced in May 2004 that the Brumbies loose forward had signed on a two-year deal, believed to be worth £150,000 per season. However, the recently-capped Wallaby got cold feet and pulled out of the move claiming he’d only ever signed a letter of intent. Rob Andrew was adamant at the time that agreement to join the Falcons was binding.