The incredible list of England internationals out of contract at the end of the season
Big names from Bath, Exeter, Saracens and Wasps are among the England internationals who are currently set to leave their clubs in the summer when their contract expires.
1. Nathan Hughes – Wasps
The back-rower faces uncertainty over his Wasps future after Dai Young claimed it will be a financial struggle to keep him. The club will struggle to re-sign him while staying inside the salary cap.
2. Jonathan Joseph – Bath
It’s been reported that Bristol Bears have set their sights on 40 cap international Jonathan Joseph. The 27-year-old has been out of action since April after picking up a foot injury against Saracens which required surgery.
3. Anthony Watson – Bath
When a 24-year-old who plays for England and the Lions has a contract up at the end of the season, there will inevitably be big interest in his signature.
And the speculation about his future has started very early. According to French broadcaster RMC Sport, four unnamed Top14 clubs are showing an interest in prising him away from the Rec next summer.