LIST | 10 big-name players whose contracts are up next summer

4. Justin Tipuric:The Welsh powerhouse is out of contract with the Ospreys at the end of the current season. He’s on the wanted list of ASM Clermont Auvergne, Toulon and Toulouse, who are all interested in bringing him to the TOP14. Bristol Bears are also very keen on the 30-year-old, who has won 72 caps for Wales and one for the British & Irish Lions.

5. Ellis Genge: Last week The Rugby Paper reported Genge’s former club Bristol Bears had made an offer for the Leicester Tigers loosehead to return to Ashton Gate next season but it fell short of expectations. However, the publication reports he is more likely to sign a new three-year deal at Welford Road.

6. Cobus Reinach: According to French publication Midi Olympique, the 29-year-old could make the move from Northampton Saints for the 2020/21 European season. The report adds that Reinach could be earning around £500,000 per season at his new club should the deal go through. The pay increase combined with better climate in the south of France make this a probable move.null

7. Chris Robshaw:It’s likely that the one-club forward will either sign an extension to remain at the Stoop or hang up his boots at the end of the 2019/20 season. He last signed a new three-year deal back in 2017.