Transfer Round-Up: Matera to Prem, Leicester Tigers takeover…

Round-up of rugby transfer rumours. All the latest speculation linking players with moves. Please remember these are internet rumours, gathered in one place for your convenience, not RUCK stories.

NEWS: Centurion England scrum-half Ben Youngs has ruled himself out of British and Irish Lions tour selection to South Africa, citing personal reasons for his unavailability. FULL STORY

CAPTAIN: Argentina skipper Pablo Matera has emerged a shock transfer target for London Irish and Harlequins for next season.

TARGET: Leicester Tigers are reportedly being considered for a takeover by a wealthy group of Americans, according to The Rugby Paper. FULL STORY

SIGNED: Wales hooker Richard Hibbard has agreed a one-year extension at Dragons. FULL STORY

JOKER: Wasps lock Levi Douglas has temporarily exchanged the Gallagher Premiership for the Top 14 after Lee Blackett allowed the second row head to Toulon until the end of the season as a medical joker despite the ACL injury suffered last weekend by skipper Joe Launchbury.

SIGNED? London Irish have signed Leicester Tigers scrum-half Ben White, according to The Rugby Paper.

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