Out of contract in 2019: The best rugby players who will be free agents at the end of the season
4. Vereniki Goneva – Newcastle Falcons
The Fijian speedster has established himself as a fan favourite at Kingston Park but this will more than likely be his final season in the North East. The 33-year-old powerhouse is rumoured to be heading to France as he looks to sign one last big-money contract before hanging up his boots.
5. Kieran Read – Crusaders
Read says he will bring down the curtain on his long and illustrious All Blacks career at the World Cup in Japan next year. The back-rower, who turned 33 last November, is almost certain he’ll be taking up an overseas contract. What he has not sorted out yet is where he will be going.
6. James Haskell – Northampton Saints
He signed for Northampton Saints for next season on a one-year contract. The back-rower then may hang up his boots or head abroad once again.