STATEMENT: Marland Yarde heading back to the Premiership - Ruck

STATEMENT: Marland Yarde heading back to the Premiership

Former England winger Marland Yarde, who is 31 years old, will be in search of a new club during the upcoming summer.

This decision stems from the news that his contract with French team Bayonne will not be extended.

Yarde, who has previously played for Harlequins, London Irish, and Sale Sharks, had an unremarkable record, failing to score a try in his six appearances in both the Challenge Cup and Top 14 competitions.

He is reportedly seeking a return to the Gallagher Premiership.

Wade staying in France:

Meanwhile, Racing 92 have confirmed the news that Christian Wade is staying with them next season after signing a new one-year deal.

After pursuing his NFL aspirations, the 31-year-old made a successful return to rugby this season, impressing in the Top 14 league by scoring seven tries in nine games for the Parisian club.

Initially brought in as injury cover for Regan Grace, a former rugby league player who endured consecutive Achilles injuries, Wade's performance has convinced incoming head coach Stuart Lancaster and future Racing 92 chairman Laurent Travers to retain him for the next season, while releasing Grace from his contract, according to reports from L'Equipe.

Whether Grace will seek a contract elsewhere in rugby union or potentially make a return to rugby league with St Helens remains uncertain. 

Despite being on the Racing 92 roster, the 26-year-old has yet to make an appearance for the team.

Furthermore, there have been speculations that Grace could be a surprise inclusion in Warren Gatland's selection for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

“Ego off the scale” – Joe Marler reveals four players he can’t stand

England prop Joe Marler is never afraid of sharing an opinion or two - especially when it's about someone he doesn't particularly like.

#1. Gavin Henson

These two have history. Henson was ruled out for a number of weeks in 2016 after Marler clattered the Welsh Prince off the ball.

The England prop was returning to rugby after a troubled 2015-16 season, that prompted the loosehead to take a break from the game in the summer missing England's historic 3-0 whitewash of the Wallabies Down Under.

A story from Marler's book shows the ego of Henson in 2005 was off the scale. Being told to hurry up with his hair by his captain Gareth Thomas, the playmaker showed his skipper little respect.H

enson's reply to Thomas was: "Alf, your mother and father have come to watch you play today, but there are 72,000 out there who have come to watch me."