2014’s Biggest Rugby Transfer Rumours

Here we sift through the rugby transfer whispers and hearsay to let you know which players look like they could be on the move this summer. Below are some of the most prominent rugby transfer rumours taken from the press, fans forums and social media.

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Freddie Burns

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Position – Fly-half

Current Club – Gloucester Rugby

Possible Destination – Leicester Tigers

Likelihood of move – 10/10

With Burns himself admitting he is currently considering his options and Toby Flood off to France it seems only a matter of time before the move is announced.

Toby Flood

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Position – Fly-half

Current Club – Leicester Tigers

Possible Destination – Toulouse

Likelihood of move – 10/10

With the Leicester Tigers captain already confirmed as leaving the club his likely destination now appears to be Toulouse.

Leigh Halfpenny

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Position – Full Back

Current Club – Cardiff Blues

Possible Destination – Toulon

Likelihood of move – 6/10

With the failure of the WRU and Welsh regions to reach a participation agreement it seems Lions star Halfpenny could be set for a big-money move to the South coast of France to join big spending Toulon.

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Henry Thomas

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Position – Prop

Current Club – Sale Sharks

Possible Destination – Bath Rugby

Likelihood of move – 9/10

With the departure of Anthony Perenise from Bath now confirmed it looks like twice capped Thomas is set to return to his home town club this summer.

Sam Warburton

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Position – Flanker

Current Club – Cardiff Blues

Possible Destination – Northampton Saints

Likelihood of move – 6/10

Despite his desire to stay in the Welsh capital it appears that Warburton could be on the move to the high-flying Saints as the Welsh regions fail to reach a participation agreement and the WRU toys with the idea of central contracts.

Scott Williams

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Position – Centre

Current Club – Llanelli Scarlets

Possible Destination – London Wasps

Likelihood of move – 4/10

The Welsh centre could be another player affected by the club versus country and turmoil with rumours of London Wasps showing interest.

Rhys Priestland

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Position – Fly-half

Current Club – Llanelli Scarlets

Possible Destination – Gloucester Rugby

Likelihood of move – 8/10

With Freddie Burns looking likely to be on the move it appears Rhys Priestland is the man lined up to replace him by ex-Scarlets boss Nigel Davies although it appears London Wasps may also be interested.

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Jamie Heaslip

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Position – Number 8

Current Club – Leinster

Possible Destination – Toulon

Likelihood of move – 6/10

With Johnny Sexton being the first high profile Irishman to make the move to France it seems he could be joined in the Top 14 by the powerful Number 8 Jamie Heaslip.

Sean O’Brien

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Position – Flanker

Current Club – Leinster

Possible Destination – Toulon

Likelihood of move – 5/10

Another Irishman pondering a future in France is the powerful Sean O’Brien who may have his head turned by the money of offer from Toulon.

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Marland Yarde

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Position – Wing

Current Club – London Irish

Possible Destination – Harelquins

Likelihood of move – 3/10

Exciting English wing Yarde is reportedly a target for Harlequins although it is likely Connor O’Shea would have to move on some of his current squad before they line up the London Irish flyer.

Joe Launchbury

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Position – Lock

Current Club – London Wasps

Possible Destination – Saracens

Likelihood of move – 2/10

Rumours are circulating that Saracens could be interested in signing the explosive English lock although given their already star-studded squad it looks unlikely they will be able to squeeze him in.

Adam Jones

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Position – Prop

Current Club – Ospreys

Possible Destination – Exeter Cheifs

Likelihood of move – 1/10

Although extremely unlikely rumours have emerged that the Chiefs could be a possible destination for the Welsh legend should the WRU opt to centrally-contract their top players.

James Gaskell

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Position – Number 8

Current Club – Sale Sharks

Possible Destination – London Wasps

Likelihood of move – 8/10

The ex-England Saxons captain has been strongly rumoured to be lined up by London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young although it is hard to see where he might fit into their current team.

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Leonardo Ghiraldini

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Position – Hooker

Current Club – Benetton Treviso

Possible Destination – London Wasps

Likelihood of move – 6/10

The experienced Italian hooked could be on the move to help bolster Dai Young’s options at hooker.

Let us know which other rumours you’ve heard and we will get them added to the list.

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  1. There is Rumours that Irish prospect David Boland is currently in talks with Montpellier and Clermont, his agent has declined to answer so it could be a possibility.

  2. Gareth Fudge of Blaengarw is in talks with Pontycymmer RFC.

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