Transfer Round-Up: Alun Wyn Jones and Finn Russell Premiership-bound, Lawes free to leave - Ruck

Transfer Round-Up: Alun Wyn Jones and Finn Russell Premiership-bound, Lawes free to leave

RUCK RUGBY takes a look at all the latest transfer stories with their rugby Transfer Round-Up.

Two England stars commit to Bath

Johann van Graan has convinced England international stars Will Stuart and Sam Underhill to sign contract extensions at Bath Rugby according to the latest reports.


Sam Underhill of England during the Autumn Nations Match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on 20 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

Richard Wigglesworth confirms retirement

Leicester Tigers have appointed Richard Wigglesworth Interim Head Coach after agreeing terms with Steve Borthwick and Kevin Sinfield for an early release from their contracts with the club.

The appointment sees Wigglesworth retire from professional rugby, bringing the on-field career of the English game’s most decorated and accomplished player to a close.

Wigglesworth has made more than 500 senior appearances – including a record 322 Premiership games and 33 Test matches for England – during a more than 20-year professional career.


Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bristol Bears and Saracens on the first weekend of the Return to Rugby campaign as rugby starts after COVID 19 lockdown at Ashton Gate on 15 Aug. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK/Gallagher

Alun Wyn Jones Premiership-bound

Alun Wyn Jones has been linked with a shock move to the Gallagher Premiership due to the ongoing financial crisis plaguing the Welsh regions.

The Welsh talisman, who has 155 caps for his country, is on a national dual contract (NDC) with the Ospreys which expires next summer.

The WRU want to keep Jones in Wales, as is the case with all their top players.

According to RUCK sources, free-spending Bath, Exeter Chiefs and Saracens are very keen on signing the most-capped international in history.