Summer signings XV: the best Premiership transfers for next season so far

FLY-HALF: DAN BIGGAR (OSPREYS TO NORTHAMPTON SAINTS)

The 27-year-old will move to Franklin’s Gardens in the summer of 2018 after completing this season with Ospreys. Biggar has won 62 caps for Wales and was a member of the British & Irish Lions squad in New Zealand last summer. The exact length of Biggar’s contract with Saints has not been disclosed. Biggar has made more than 200 appearances for Pro14 side Ospreys since 2007 and scored over 2,000 points for the region.


SCRUM-HALF: WILL CHUDLEY (EXETER CHIEFS TO BATH)

Chudley will join Bath at the end of the current Premiership season, although contract terms are undisclosed. The 29-year-old was a Premiership winner with the Chiefs last season and has been at Sandy Park since moving from Newcastle in 2012.


LOOSEHEAD PROP: BEN FRANKS (LONDON IRISH TO NORTHAMPTON)

The 33-year-old, who won the World Cup with the All Blacks in 2015 and has earned 47 international caps, will join from fellow Aviva Premiership side London Irish in the summer. He will replace Kieran Brookes who has already announced he will be leaving Franklin’s Gardens at the end of the current campaign.


HOOKER: GEORGE MCGUIGAN (LEICESTER TO NEWCASTLE)

The 25-year-old, who will join up with Falcons ahead of next season, made 69 appearances during his first stint having come through their academy. McGuigan has missed much of the 2017-18 campaign because of a neck injury.


TIGHTHEAD PROP: NICK AUTERAC (BATH TO HARLEQUINS) 

The 25-year-old loosehead will add further strength and depth to front row options at The Stoop, which already include England props Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler and Will Collier, plus the up-and-coming Lewis Boyce – who received his first call up to the England senior squad earlier this year.

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