RUMOUR | New favourite to sign Nick Tompkins emerges

Cardiff Blues’ bid to land new Wales star Nick Tompkins has hit another hurdle, according to reports.

The Rugby Paper claim Dragons boss Dean Ryan is prepared to jump in after the Blues’ offer to Tompkins stalled over the terms of the contract.

Saracens only want to loan out the centre while the Blues and Scarlets had wanted to sign Tompkins permanently.

It’s also been suggested that London Irish enquired about signing the centre on a season-long loan, but failed with that attempt.

New Dragons boss Ryan has brought a fresh ambition to Rodney Parade and is already on the brink of signing Jonah Holmes from Leicester Tigers.


LIST | The 5 Most Ridiculous Purchases Ever Made By Rugby Players

Here’s a look at the seven most ridiculous purchases ever made by rugby stars down the years…

1. Jonah Lomu’s wagon

Known for his extravagant collection of cars, but we’re going with this one.

The custom wagon is fitted with state-of-the-art speakers which can reach 163 decibels, was used by Jonah in his world record attempt back in 2000 for the loudest car. 

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