Rugby transfers are one of the most intriguing parts of the game, with agents, players and clubs constantly in talks to try and make deals happen.
Below we list some of the great transfers that never happened. Those rumours that resurfaced year after year but never came to fruition.
Sometimes there was genuine interest but the move never came off, sometimes it was a journalist ‘flying a kite’, and sometimes an agent or manager would simply put it out there to see if anyone would bite.
#5. Joe Marler to Sale Sharks
Marler’s agent reportedly visited the Sale training ground in 2018 with the Sharks reportedly willing to pay a fee to sign the England loosehead. However, the move collapsed as the two clubs could not agree on the transfer fee.