Tom Willis finally has a new club after leaving Wasps - Ruck

Tom Willis finally has a new club after leaving Wasps

According to information from Sud-Ouest, back-rower Tom Willis should arrive at Bordeaux in the next couple of days with only a few administrative details to be settled.

The former Wasps number 8 was one of 167 players and staff made redundant after the Gallagher Premiership fell into administration on October 17.

Meanwhile, The Rugby Paper reports that Northampton Saints are keen to add Tom’s older brother Jack Willis to their ranks.

A move to Franklin’s Gardens could be an appealing move for the 25-year-old as he would be able to join the club without needing to relocate his young family.

Speaking to the BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly podcast this week, Willis said: “Ben, my agent, has been incredible and has been working around the clock to sort things out.

“Nothing is set-up yet. It is not simple out there at the moment and it is not easy at all. It is incredibly challenging for the clubs and players to find the money and find the right spot.

“You have got a few players moving to places which might not be the best option for them, and clubs doing the same, but it is just the market we are in.

“The cap is so tight that there is not room for everyone to sign where they would like and it to be the perfect world.

“In a perfect world, we would all move on together, stay with my brother and stay with my mates but that is not realistic. I just hope every one of those players finds a club.

“You hear some of the numbers being chucked around at the lads and they have been getting offers of 75 percent pay cuts from what they were on. In no other walk of life would you be considering it, but it is all our dreams to play rugby.

“You have just got to hope we can get through this season and then see how things ease up.”