Rugby Transfer Rumours: Tigers set to dump FIVE

Rugby Transfer Rumours: Tigers set to dump FIVE

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.
Leicester Tigers are set to offload up to five players as Matt O’Connor looks to put his own stamp on the Welford Road squad.

The Australian is looking to bring in a number of his own players with former Springbok JP Pietersen expected to be the next player out the door. Former England internationals Tom Croft and Matthew Tait have also reportedly been told they are surplus to requirements by O’Connor. The other two likely to leave are Lachlan McCaffrey and Jono Kitto. (The Rugby Paper)
After a move back to Super League stalled, there are rumblings that Wasps centre Kyle Eastmond could be on his way to Leicester Tigers. (Talking Rugby Union)

Leicester boss Matt O’Connor is interested in All Blacks Malakai Fekitoa and Damian McKenzie as well as Japanese powerhouse Amanaki Mafi. (The Rugby Paper)
Fekitoa turned down a £700,000 offer from Toulon. (Numerous)
Northampton Saints plan to replace Louis Picamoles with the British and Irish Lion Ross Moriarty, who will come with a huge price tag from Gloucester. (Talking Rugby Union)

Saints are also interested in Amanaki Mafi and are willing to take Leicester on for the Tongan international’s signature. (The Rugby Paper
Former Bath forward Leroy Houston will return to France with Bordeaux Begles after being released by Queensland Reds. The (Rugby Paper)
Australian international lock Rob Simmons is reportedly being scouted by Aviva Premiership’s reigning champions, Exeter Chiefs. (Numerous)
Matthew Tait is hoping to stay in the Aviva Premiership, favouring a move to Newcastle to join his brother Alex and good friend Toby Flood. (Numerous)


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