Every year, we see a whole host of players who find themselves out of contract, some of whom can be considered as some of the world’s elite.
Here’s a look at the best XV of players who will be out of contract next summer.
15. Leigh Halfpenny – Scarlets
The fullback signed a three-year deal with Scarlets in August 2017, turning down an offer from Bath, to return to Wales from Toulon. It’s now expected that he will join Bath, who remain interested in the experienced international.
Prediction: Will sign for Bath
14. Jonny May – Leicester Tigers
Tigers will ty to keep him, but the speedsters stock has significantly risen in recent years. With only a few years left, he’ll be looking for one last big payday before ending his career on the French coast probably. Saracens and Quins are the two teams being linked with May so far but we expect more teams to join the chase.
Prediction: Joining Quins
13. Huw Jones – Glasgow Warriors
According to Netwerk24, Jones would now like to leave the Warriors after falling out with the coaches and wants a move to the Gallagher Premier Premiership in 2020/21. Although he has yet to put pen to paper, Jones was poised to sign a two-year deal with Leicester Tigers last season and that offer is thought to be still on the table.
Prediction: He’ll head to Welford Road
12. Alex Lozowski – Saracens
Could be another victim of Sarries salary cap breach. Back in 2017 there was no shortage of interest and it’s more than likely there’d be a long queue of clubs interested in his services again. A return to Wasps is what seems most likely at this stage, with Lima Sopoaga and Jimmy Gopperth reportedly leaving the Ricoh this summer.
Prediction: Heading back to Wasps
11. Sean Maitland – Saracens
The Scotland international wing is out of contract in the summer and will likely be let go by Sarries as they attempt to balance their books moving forward. His former clubs Glasgow and London Irish are thought to be considering a move for the New Zealand-born speedster
Prediction: Join London Irish