Bath could be in the market for a back-rower for next season as Stuart Hooper continues to assemble a squad that could be viewed as title contenders.
It’s already been confirmed that club legend Francois Louw will be retiring while Wales and Lions star Taulupe Faletau continues to be linked with an early exit.
Sam Underhill and Zach Mercer are also expected to play key roles for Eddie Jones with England, meaning the black, blue and whites could be left bare in the back-row.
Here’s who Bath should look to sign this summer, COVID-19 depending…
1. Michael Hooper
The Wallabies captain is reportedly looking for a short-term loan move to the Gallagher Premiership, according to the Sydney Morning Herald report.
Due to ongoing pay cuts, Rugby Australia has agreed that a half-dozen of its top stars will be permitted to seek out six-month contracts overseas outside of the international Test window.
Considered one of the world’s best flankers, the 28-year-old would be a marquee signing for Bath. There will be plenty of competition for his signature.