Out of contract in 2019: The best rugby players who will be free agents at the end of the season
Some of the world’s top players are into the final year of their deals, meaning they could leave at the end of the season – RUCK takes a look at them
1. Manu Tuilagi – Leicester Tigers
Despite being at Leicester for his entire career, it’s looking very unlikely that the England centre will sign a contract extension at Welford Road. It’s been widely reported that he visited the Racing 92 training ground and according to the Mail Online there is a multi-million pound deal on the table.
2. Luther Burrell – Northampton Saints
The Northampton Saints centre, who was infamously left out of the 2015 squad in favour of Sam Burgess, is set to make a sensational switch to Rugby league when his contract expires in the summer. The Rugby Paper has linked him with Warrington Wolves while Rugby Inside Line believe his likely destination is Catalan Dragons.
3. Brodie Retallick – Chiefs
He has fended off rumours he is engaged in contract talks with an English club for after this year’s Rugby World Cup. His future is unclear for now.