Here, RUCK’s Taylor Richards profiles 10 new signings to watch out for in the Guinness Pro 14 next season:
Ross Moriarty – Dragons
Caps for the British and Irish Lions, 20 caps for Wales and still only 24 years old. Huge signing for the Dragons and will make a big difference for the upcoming season.
George North – Ospreys
Two tours with the British and Irish Lions, 73 Wales caps including 32 tries. Powerful and pacey winger fighting for his place in the World Cup squad.
Blade Thomson – Scarlets
5 caps for the Baby Blacks, a talented utility forward who’s played alongside Beauden Barrett and Julian Savea. Eligible for Scotland through his grandparents.
Will Addison – Ulster
Over 100 appearances for Sale Sharks, a useful winger who can also play full-back. Great addition to the Ulster squad.
Giovanni Licata – Zebre
5 caps for Italy and still just 20 years old. Joined on loan towards the end of 17/18 season and scored 4 tries in 11 games as a flanker.