England international fly-half Danny Cipriani is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ with a club as he prepares to make his Gallagher Premiership return.
According to Neil Fissler from The Rugby Paper, the 33-year-old, who left Gloucester in December, is close to agreeing on a one-year deal with Bath.
According to the Sky Sports report, Dean Richards’ Newcastle are also interested. The Falcons interest was first reported in an exclusive report from RUCK.
In France, Top 14 giant Clermont, who have been linked with Cipriani in the past when he left Wasps. are also in the hunt.
Fellow French sides Lyon and Toulon are also thought to be interested, having been in the market for a standoff for some time.
Japanese Top League side Toyota Jido Shokki Shuttles, could look to sign Cipriani as a replacement if Freddie Burns rejoins Leicester Tigers.
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1. Michael Lynagh (Australia)
For a decade from his debut in 1984 to his international retirement in 1995, former Wallaby Skipper Lynagh was one of the most distinguishable players in World Rugby. After 72 internationals, he had set a new point-scoring record of 911, which is still an Australia record. He was an important member of the side that won the 1991 World Cup in England, but retired from International Rugby after Australia’s loss to England in the quarter-final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.