There can be no underestimating the importance of recruitment to Gallagher Premiership bosses with England’s top clubs spending more money than ever before.
We’ve decided to look at five of the worst Premiership signings from down the years…
#5. Chris Ashton (Harlequins & Worcester)
Legal procedures are reportedly underway and the 34-year-old’s contract with Worcester Warriors could be terminated after just three games for the struggling club. Before that he made just two appearances for Quins before being released.