Rugby Transfer News and Rumours Round-Up: 12/05/2020 - Ruck

Rugby Transfer News and Rumours Round-Up: 12/05/2020

Round-up of rugby transfer rumours. All the latest speculation linking players with moves. Please remember these are internet rumours, gathered in one place for your convenience, not RUCK stories.

NEW DEAL | Italy ‘s legendary back-rower Sergio Parisse has reportedly turned down a move to Gallagher Premiership side London Irish, instead opting to pen a one-year extension with Toulon. FULL STORY.

TRANSFER | Bordeaux-Begles have signed giant Tonga tight-head prop Ben Tameifuna for next season, the French Top 14 club said on Tuesday. FULL STORY

TRANSFER | England back-row forward Matt Kvesic will re-join Warriors from Exeter Chiefs for the 2020/21 season on a long-term contract. FULL STORY

RUMOUR | England lock Maro Itoje could be playing in the Gallagher Premiership next season after it was revealed the England lock could join Leicester Tigers on a season-long loan. FULL STORY

NEW DEALS | Ireland back-row Jordi Murphy and versatile back Will Addison have signed new contracts with Ulster, the province announced on Tuesday. FULL STORY

NEW DEAL | Heavyweight Premiership prop Biyi Alo has signed a new deal with Wasps. FULL STORY

Ranked! The 5 worst Premiership signings of the 2019/20 season

Oh dear, oh dear. However much we will them on, sometimes deals just don’t turn out the way we hoped – or anything like it, as these disasters demonstrate.

5. Niki Goneva (Harlequins)

Described by the club as ‘a real coup’ and ‘deadly finisher’ when the winger joined from relegated Newcastle Falcons last summer. However, it appears that the 35-year-old, who has been a prolific try scorer throughout his career, is finally starting to slow down. He didn’t cross the whitewash in his six Premiership outings for Quins this season.