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Former England flanker James Haskell included on list of the ‘biggest transfer flops’

Richie Gray, Glasgow Warriors – Sale Sharks 2012

Fissler wrote: “Collins became the sixth All Black to join the Pro D2 champions after they were promoted to the Top 14. He signed a big-money three-year deal but walked out after a season to move to the Ospreys after only making a modest impact.”

RUCK verdict: Although Collins never fully fired for Toulon, calling him a flop seems a little harsh.

Richie Gray, Glasgow Warriors – Sale Sharks 2012

Fissler wrote: “Scotland lock Gray was signed by Sale on a three-year deal amid much fanfare, hailing him as their ‘marquee’ signing. However, despite being a talisman for his country and winning selection for the 2013 Lions tour, he left the North-West for Castres a year later after failing to make an impact.”

RUCK verdict: “This signing had every Sale fan very excited with the Scottish powerhouse penning a three-year contract. However, the giant Scot would only stay for one season, playing 16 underwhelming matches, scoring one try before joining French club Castres. Never had such a big man, done so little.”