Rugby Rumours: Pienaar to Saracens, Woodward to Quins, Hill to Sale
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Pienaar takes a look around Saracens (The Rugby Paper)
Saracens have reportedly spoken to Ulster scrum-half Ruan Pienaar and could pip Top 14 side Montpellier to the signing of the experienced playmaker.
Pienaar is leaving Ulster at the end of the season after the IRFU decided that the fan favourite must be replaced with an Irish player.
The 32-year-old was thought to be heading to France but the opportunity to join the reigning champions is apparently a move he is keen on.
Connacht scrum-half John Cooney is being targeted by Ulster as a replacement for Pienaar (Numerous)
Sarries scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth is still considering numerous offers from France; including Montpellier and Bordeaux-Begles (Numerous)
Hill wants Sale move (Talking Rugby Union)
Paul Hill has had a sharp rise to the top tier of rugby, but below Kieran Brookes in the pecking order at Saints has meant there has been limited game-time for him.
If he has future ambitions of England, he needs and most prabably wants to get some first team rugby, Sale is a likely move for the tighthead.
Another player struggling for some first-team action is Sale Sharks’ Nev Edwards, the winger has fallen foul of Steve Diamond’s plans so far this season and could be on the move to Worcester or Bristol. (Talking Rugby Union)
Martin Johnson isn’t interested in a return to Leicester Tigers (Numerous)
Saints scrum-half Lee Dickson will join Sale Sharks at the end of the season
Woodward attracts Quins and Gloucester (Numerous)
Gloucester and Harlequins are sniffing around highly rated Bristol fullback Jason Woodward.
He won’t come cheap though as the Kiwi-born fullback is looking for wages in the region of £350,000.
Leicester Tigers are close to completing the signing of Gloucester back-rower Sione Kalamafoni (The Rugby Paper)
Newcastle Falcons are poised to sign Worcester lock Tevita Cavubati (The Rugby Paper)
Wasps continue to be linked to Newcastle flyer Marcus Watson (Numerous)