REPORTS: Exeter Chiefs make moves for two international second-row's - Ruck

REPORTS: Exeter Chiefs make moves for two international second-row’s

England’s George Kruis and Scotland’s Scott Cummings have become targets for Exeter Chiefs after it eas confirmed international duo Jonny Hill and Sam Skinner are leaving Sandy Park.

Rob Baxter is reportedly looking to the duo to fill the gap after Scotland star Skinner left to join Edinburgh while now England regular Hill signed a more lucrative deal with Sale Sharks.

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Kruis has spent the last 18 months playing in Japan for the Saitama Wild Knights following a trophy-laden 11 seasons with Saracens.

Leicester Tiger and Sarries had been linked with a move for the 31-year-old, but are now both struggling to balance their books ahead of the reduction to the salary cap.

“I can’t confirm any signings yet but we will be fine,” said Baxter.

“You find your way through and move on and there are some very interesting options available and we have got some very interesting options available within our squad as well.

Baxter elaborated: “Will Witty will be back from an ankle injury in the next couple of months and has improved greatly this season.”

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TRANSFER ROUND-UP:

Thursday’s Rugby Transfer Round-Up.

RUMOUR: Bath fullback Anthony Watson has “made up his mind” that he will leave with the 27-year-old reportedly set for talks with Wasps. FULL STORY

RUMOUR: Saracens are ready to inflame their rivalry with Premiership champions Harlequins by making a move for England U20 lock Hugh Tizard (The Rugby Paper). FULL STORY

DONE: Former Harlequins and England under-20 winger Gabriel Ibitoye is set to move this summer following a stint with the the Tel Aviv Heat in Israel, and Bristol are understood to have won his signature. FULL STORY

NO THANKS: Glasgow and Munster have failed with an attempt to lure Wasps star Malakai Fekitoa for next season when his contract in the East Midlands runs out. He’s instead keen on a move to the Top 14. (The Rugby Paper) FULL STORY

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