RUMOUR | Dan Biggar linked with shock departure from Northampton - Ruck

RUMOUR | Dan Biggar linked with shock departure from Northampton

Reports in France claims that second-tier Beziers, who are subject of a huge takeover, are interested in bringing Michael Cheika in as head coach.

If their project succeeds, the consortium plan to inject 10 million euros from the first season in order to pay off the debts of the club, buy back the loans in progress and, above all, “recruit heavy”.

Ma’a Nonu, Dan Biggar, Juan Imhoff and Beauden Barrett are among the international stars linked with a move to the club with RugbyRama suggesting they’ve already approached the Wales fly-half.

Gabriel Lacroix ( La Rochelle ), Benjamin Fall ( Montpellier ), Yohann Vivalda ( Perpignan ), Charly Malié ( Pau ), Emmanuel Saubusse ( Bayonne ), Clément Daguin (Paris) are also targets for ‘France’s sleeping giants’.

The UAE investors have been given an ultimatum of tomorrow night to give financial guarantees to the current owners or the takeover could collapse.


British & Irish Lions predicted 2021 starting XV according to the bookies

Fullback: LIAM WILLIAMS (Wales 4/7)

Other contenders: Stuart Hogg (Scotland 4/6), Jordan Larmour (Ireland EVS), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales 5/1), George Furbank (England 7/2)

Left wing: JONNY MAY (England 1/25)

Other contenders: Jacob Stockdale (Ireland 1/3), Adam Radwan (England 40/1), Jack Nowell (England 11/4), Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales 13/8)

Outside-centre: JONATHAN DAVIES (Wales 1/3)

Other contenders: Henry Slade (England 5/6), Garry Ringshow (Ireland 4/6), Jonathan Joseph (England 13/8), Chris Harris (Scotland 20/1), Huw Jones (Scotland 6/1)

Inside-centre: MANU TUILAGI (England 1/3)

Other contenders: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland 5/6), Hadleigh Parkes (Wales 5/4), Sam Johnson (Scotland 9/2)

Right wing: JOSH ADAMS (Wales 1/18)

Other contenders: Anthony Watson (England 4/6), George North (Wales 2/1), Elliot Daly (England 10/11), Joe Cokanasiga (England 3/1), Keith Earls (Ireland 9/2)