Rugby Transfer Rumours: Finn Russell, Leigh Halfpenny, Samu Manoa

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

Leigh Halfpenny will look to resolve his club future after yesterday’s conclusion to the Lions tour. The Welsh fullback is without a club after his contract with Toulon expired. Cardiff Blues, Scarlets, Bath and teams in Japan are reportedly showing the most interest. (Numerous)
Finn Russell has been turning heads in the south of France, with Top 14’s Montpellier Hérault Rugby side interested. It was reported previously that a deal had been agreed and this rumour just won’t go away. (Talking Rugby Unions)


Samu Manoa will reportedly return to Franklin’s Gardens to replace Louis Picamoles. The former Saint, who was the club’s player of the year in 2013 and 2014, remains a big fan favourite. (The Rugby Paper)
Northampton have also made an enquiry about the availability of Lions and Wales back-rower Ross Moriarty but with a year left on his contract, Gloucester is reluctant to let him go. (Numerous)

Two times Super Bowl Champion Nate Ebner is also being linked with a move to the Northampton Saints come the start of the 17/18 season. (Talking Rugby Union)
Springbok back-rower Jaco Kriel could be joining the English Premiership elite with Wasps, Bath and Sarries in the running. (Numerous)


Leicester Tigers are looking to complete the signing of Lions flanker Cyle Brink after holding talks with the former South Africa U20 international. A deal of  £160,000 a year is thought to be on the table. (The Rugby Paper)
Lachlan McCaffrey is set to sign a three-year deal with the ACT Brumbies after being released by the Tigers earlier this week. (The Rugby Paper) 

Taking part in a successful summer tour to Argentina, Jonny May ended his season on a high. Next could be a new chapter for May, with Leicester and Bath both linked to the winger. (Talking Rugby Union)


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