Out of contract in 2021: Rugby’s best free agents at the end of next season

Some of world’s greats are into the final year of their contracts and there are some huge names who could leave for free next summer…

1. Joe Launchbury (Wasps)

The 29-year-old, who signed a two-year extension in 2019, has 62 international caps and was part of the England squad that reached the World Cup final in Japan. New Leicester head coach Steve Borthwick is a huge fans of the second-row, and will look to pursue Launchbury if Wasps can’t get him to sign a new deal.


2. Jonathan Joseph (Bath)

The centre is thought to be out of contract in 2021 after last extending his deal at the Rec in 2019. Joseph, who joined the club in 2013 from London Irish, has 51 caps for his country while he also toured New Zealand with the Lions in 2017.


3. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors)

In 2017, Glasgow Warriors announced that Jones had signed a contract until at least 2021. However, if reports are to be believed, the Scotland centre is keen on a move to the Gallagher Premiership with Leicester Tigers very interested.

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