Transfer Centre – Rugby Transfers News & Rumours: 18/01/2017 - Ruck

Transfer Centre – Rugby Transfers News & Rumours: 18/01/2017

Stay ahead with Our Transfer Centre has the latest rugby transfer news, details on done deals, and speculation from the rumour mill.

Wales and Lions powerhouseTaulupe Faletau has responded to reports he has told Bath Rugby he wants to leave at the end of his current contract. Wales Online reported today: “Taulupe Faletau has given Bath notice he will be leaving them at the end of next season, with a return to the Dragons on the cards.” Responding to the claim, the 27-year-old said: “I’m really happy at Bath and enjoying my time here. I’ve got 18 months left on my contract and haven’t spoken to any other clubs. I remain focussed on my rehab and getting back fit.”
Bath Rugby has confirmed that Anthony Perenise has signed a new contract with the Club, whilst Victor Delmas will join from French club Colomiers at the end of the season. FULL STORY
Chiefs loose forward Liam Messam is reportedly set to leave New Zealand at the end of the Super Rugby season and join Toulon. Messam played 43 tests for the All Blacks between 2008 and 2015, and is the Chiefs’ most-capped player in history, with 161 appearances since his debut in 2006. FULL STORY
Harlequins have confirmed they have handed contract extensions to John Kingston, Mark Mapletoft and Graham Rowntree. FULL STORY
Ex-England sevens international Alex Gray has signed a reserve future contract with NFL side Atlanta Falcons.