RUMOUR | Gloucester close to signing England star - Ruck

RUMOUR | Gloucester close to signing England star

Gloucester are now reportedly the favourites to sign England international hooker Jack Singleton from Saracens.

The 23-year-old only switched from Worcester Warriors to Sarries over the summer but with his new club being relegated into the Championship next season as punishment for breaching the salary cap for the last four seasons, the youngster is looking to keep his international ambitions alive and to do that he likely needs to be playing top flight rugby.

Singleton, who has three England caps and was part of England’s Rugby World Cup squad which reached the final in the Autumn, had been widely tipped to make the move to Leicester Tigers but he has held talks with Gloucester, according to The Rugby Paper.

They also reported that Gloucester expressed an interest in Saracens and England flanker Ben Earl but he is set to join Bristol on a season-long loan along with Max Malins.