There are a lot of questions which need answering about this Gallagher Premiership season. How is it going to continue? Is it going to continue at all?
One suggestion (pandemic permitting) has been to resume the season during the summer, which would see the action spread over into July and potentially even later. It’s an idea with some merit, the but what would happen to the players who are out of contract at the end of the season?
Here we run down NINE England internationals who are still available and where they might end up…
1. Brad Barritt
Current club: Saracens
Market Interest: Retirement rumours have been doing the rounds about the Saracens skipper for years.
Prediction: Will retire
2. Freddie Burns
Current club: Bath Rugby
Market Interest: He has been linked with a move to Top 14 leaders Lyon and also reportedly has offers from Super Rugby clubs. Newcastle and Wasps have also been linked.
Prediction: He’s moving overseas
3. Marland Yarde
Current clubs: Sale Sharks
Market Interest: Despite reported interest from Leicester Tigers, the speedster looks set to sign a new contract at the AJ Bell having recovered from a significant knee injury.
Prediction: Stay with Sale