Rugby Rumours: Jack Conan to Leicester, Mark Bennett joining Newcastle, Mike Ford on the brink

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Leinster flanker Jack Conan could be on his way to the Aviva Premiership as Leicester Tigers look to bolster their back-row options.

Mike Ford getting the boot

Mike Ford recently made a move to the south of France with Toulon as their Head Coach, but the French giants are proving to be as fickle as you might have guessed.

It’s rumoured hey won’t be extending his contract come June, not impressed with some recent losses they are looking for a change of pace with potential recruit Fabien Galthie.

Toulon are fifth in the French Top 14 league, with eight wins, eight defeats and a draw.


Olympic silver medalist and Scotland centre Mark Bennett could be joining Newcastle Falcons at the end of the season when his current contract at Glasgow expires.

South African scrum-half Cobus Reinach currently plays for the Sharks in Super Rugby… but not for long, he’s soon coming to the UK with Northampton Saints leading the chase, (Talking Rugby Union)

Matt Giteau is set to leave Toulon at the end of the season for pastures new in the Japanese top league.

French Sponsorship

Sticking with France, for the first time they looking for a shirt sponsorship, the deal for their national team’s shirt could be worth up to €10 million!

Orange, Adidas and BMW are all named as contenders for that prime piece of real estate.


George Ford’s move to sale appears to be off but Leicester Tigers remain interested in the Bath fly-half
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