The 2022 rugby summer transfer season is gearing up to be one of the most memorable of all time.
There are heaps of top players out of contract and with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic still being felt by many top clubs, they may struggle to get stars to commit to new deals.
There is bound to be lots of moving and shaking then. If you are struggling to keep track of all the players who might be on the move, we don’t blame you.
Here are some of the top rugby stars who could be one the move next season.
Free agents in 2022:
#1. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster)
The tighthead was rumoured to be on his way out of Ireland until last month when he signed a one-year extension after turning down a long-term deal. Still thought to be on the move next summer, several French clubs and Sale Sharks have been linked with a move for him in recent times.
#2. Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs)
The Scotland fullback, who was captain of his country in this year’s Six Nations, was edged out of the Exeter side by Jack Nowell for the Premiership semi-final and final last month.
#3. Malakai Fekitoa (Wasps)
The former All Blacks centre signed a three-year deal with the Premiership club ahead of the 2019-20 season, meaning this campaign is the last of that original contract.
#4. George Kruis (Saitama Wild Knights)
The England lock signed on for another year in Japan – but will be a free agent next summer with Leicester reportedly very interested.
#5. Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys)
The Lions captain signed a one-year extension with the Welsh region last month, but will reportedly leave that deal early to play a season in the Japanese Top League following the 2022 Six Nations.