TRANSFER NEWS | Fiji fly-half Ben Volavola on the move

Fiji fly-half Ben Volavola will drop down to the French second tier at the end of his contract with Racing 92, signing a lucrative one-year deal with Perpignan.

The 29-year-old, who was unable to displace Finn Russell in the Parisian sides first XV, had multiple clubs interested with Bristol Bears also offering him a single-season deal, which was made public by the French media.

According to L’Indépendant , Volavola, who can cover three positions fly-half, fullback and centre, will sign his contract on Monday electronically.

He has accumulated. 32 caps for his country, scoring 198 points and has previously played for Super Rugby clubs such as the Waratahs, Crusaders, and most recently the Rebels. 


Back in 2015, these five England youngsters were tipped for stardom

Back in 2015, Wales Online released a list of 25 potential stars of the future who could become household names.

Five England youngsters made the cut, but they’ve had mixed fortunes to say the least in the five years that have followed.

Here’s what they’re up to now…

1. Charlie Ewels

What they said:  The Bath second-row captained England to Six Nations success after being part of the World Cup winning side from last year in New Zealand.

Where they are now: A senior-call up was not far behind with Ewels showing his world-class pedigree in the Bath Rugby ranks. The second rower made his bow off the replacement bench during England’s 58-15 victory over Fiji in 2016.  Still with Bath, the 24-year-old has struggled to break into the England side on a regular basis due to the consistency of Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes, but has accumulated 12 caps.

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