Wasps are set to be down to the bare bones at fly-half next season with three players in the position set to depart from the club this summer.
The Rugby Paper reported that Lima Sopoaga, 28, will leave Wasps at the end of this second season. He has the option of an extra year on his deal but “it is unlikely to be triggered”.
Meanwhile, Billy Searle has left the club for Worcester Warriors, and 2016/17 Premiership player of the season Jimmy Gopperth is also set to depart when his contract expires in June.
That would leave the club with only one recognised 10 in Jacob Umaga heading into the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season.
1. Bernard Foley
The NSW Waratahs fly-half, who was due to join Kubota Spears in Japan, has been rumoured to be looking for a short-term deal in the Gallagher Premiership following drastic pay-cuts in Australia.
The 30-year-old playmaker, who has won 70 caps for the Wallabies, broke the Australian record for most individual points in a Test against England, with 28 of Australia’s 33 as they thrashed England by 20 points in the pool stages of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Nicknamed the ‘iceman’ for his coolness under pressure, Foley would be the perfect replacement.