Transfer Centre – Rugby Transfers News & Rumours: 09/04/2018
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USA international forward Samu Manoa is not returning to Northampton Saints despite recent reports. The Toulon forward, who can play at lock or in the backrow, was rumoured to be heading back to the Aviva Premiership after commentators from a Top 14 game said he was heading back to Saints. However, BBC Northampton’s Graham McKechnie has confirmed those reports are wide of the mark.
England international prop Joe Marler could be leaving Harlequins for a Premiership rival according to reports today. Rugby Inside Line has suggested that the loosehead could be heading north to join Sale Sharks at the end the season. FULL STORY
Wales U20 head coach Jason Strange will take up a full-time role as Cardiff Blues backs and attack coach next season. FULL STORY
Bristol Rugby have confirmed another back will be leaving the club at the end of the season. It was confirmed last week that club legend David Lemi is departing at the end of the campaign and Jack Wallace has been added to the list of players on their way out. Wallace, who has scored 18 tries for Bristol, is going to remain playing in the Championship for a London club next season as he begins the transition into life after rugby having secured a role in the recruitment industry.
Bristol has reportedly completed the signing of one of Gloucester Rugby’s brightest young talents. Rugby Inside Line has reported that academy scrum-half Harry Randall, who has not signed a new contract, has confirmed long-term speculation by signing a deal with Pat Lam’s Bristol. FULL STORY
Northampton Saints centre Tom Stephenson is reportedly heading to London Irish at the end of the season. FULL STORY
Wales Online have reported that Neath hasn’t spoken to Dragons fly-half Gavin Henson, despite transfer rumours that the club is poised to make a play for the former Wales and Lions star. FULL STORY
Yorkshire Carnegie’s highly versatile back Alex Davies is reported to be in discussions to join Bath Rugby. FULL STORY