Transfer News: Latest on Justin Tipuric's proposed move to Bristol - Ruck

Transfer News: Latest on Justin Tipuric’s proposed move to Bristol

Wales flanker Justin Tipuric is increasingly likely to stay with the Ospreys after having his salary valuation increased by a Welsh rugby panel, according to Wales Online.

The report suggests Ospreys have long been optimistic he would remain at the Liberty, and the chances of such a scenario unfolding have now significantly improved, with negotiations believed to be well-advanced.

Tipuric had been heavily linked with a  £500,000-year move to Bristol Bears, while numerous French clubs, including Lyon, are also said to have been tracking him.

The 30-year-old, who currently takes home around £200,000 is now set to earn anywhere between £250,000 and £450,000 after his agent won an appeal for his wage rating to be improved.

You can read more about how the Wales salaries are decided here.

Meanwhile, Bristol Bears are now likely to turn their attention to Exeter Chiefs back-rower Matt Kvesic.

Pat Lam’s men are likely to have competition for the talented flanker, who is out of contract in the summer, with Worcester Warriors also very interested.

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