Rugby Transfer Rumours: London Irish set to spend big after promotion

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.


London Irish were still celebrating their return to the Aviva Premiership when rumours of the Armitage brothers return began circulating. Steffon and Dellon, who are big fan favourites, may be on their way back to the Aviva Premiership if so. (Numerous)
The Exiles are also looking at Jamie Roberts, who is likely to depart Harlequins this summer. Roberts reportedly wants to stay in London (Numerous)
Leicester Tigers former Wallaby Peter Betham is being sought after by Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs and Champions Cup runners-up Clermont Auvergne. The centre only signed a new deal last year but Neil Fissler has suggested the centre may be available this summer. (The Rugby Paper)
With Vern Cotter on his way to Montpellier in the Summer, the former Scotland head coach wants to bring Clermont and France international centre Wesley Fofana to the club. (Talking Rugby Union)


Northampton Saints will look to spend some of the £900,000 available from Picamoles impending departure to sign world-class lock Leone Nakarawa from Racing 92. The Fijian international is keen to leave France but has reportedly priced himself out of a return to Glasgow Warriors. (The Rugby Paper)

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Rumour has it that Connacht’s lock/back-rower Ultan Dillane has been head hunted by current Pro 12 league leaders Munster Rugby. (Talking Rugby Union)


Australian utility back James O’Connor could make a return to the Aviva Premiership as he continues to hold talks with Sale Sharks despite Steve Diamond denying the rumour. He previous ruled out a move for Faf de Klerk, who they signed two weeks later. London Irish are also interested in the Aussie making a return.  (The Rugby Paper)
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