Rumours have been circulating for months over potential post-World Cup transfer moves in rugby, here we take a look at some of the best;
Will Genia is believed to have already signed a contract with Bath to join them after the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Genia will replace Peter Stringer for the West Country side after agreeing to the move for financial reasons.
French Top 14 side Montpellier look to have agreed a deal with England hooker Dylan Hartley for after next year’s World Cup. The Saints captain feels that the 2019 World Cup is beyond him so is looking at his options.
George Burgess could be set to follow brother Sam to the West Country by signing for Bath’s local rivals Gloucester. There’s no doubting a clash between these two titans would be one to watch in the Premiership.
Toulon look to have agreed a deal with American powerhouse Samu Manoa for next season. The Saints man has been a standout performer for Northampton and looks ideally suited to the physical Top 14.
Handré Pollard could be on his way to the English Premiership as Saracens look to take advantage of the new salary cap exemptions due to Charlie Hodgson’s impending retirement.
Ma’a Nonu looks to set for a move to Toulon after next year’s World Cup. The powerful All Blacks centre will join a host of international stars on the South Coast of France.
Castres are thought to be enquiring into the possibility of signing Northampton Saints George Pisi for next season. The Top 14 side are in need of more quality and see Pisi as an ideal addition to the squad.
Duane Vermeulen could be set to become one of rugby’s best paid players as a move to Bath nears fruition with the 28 year old set to land a wage in excess of £450,000 a season.
Saia Fainga’a could be on his way to the Premiership with Northampton next season as a direct replacement for France bound Dylan Hartley. The Aussie hooker looks likely to be among a huge exodus of players to Europe.
Danny Cipriani could be on his way back to the capital with a potential move to Harlequins being touted. Connor O’Shea is believed to see Cipriani as the ideal replacement for an aging Nick Evans.
All Blacks legend Dan Carter looks set to try his hand in France once more with a move to Racing Metro looking increasingly likely as an option after the World Cup.
Willie le Roux is thought to be weighing up a move to the Top 14 after the 2015 Super Rugby season with Montpellier looking in poll position.
Former Wallabies captain James Horwill looks set to sign for Harlequins next season as the Premiership side look to bolster their second row ranks.
Tendai Mtawarira also known as ‘The Beast’ has announced he is looking to move to France after next year’s World Cup with Toulouse being touted as a potential option.
Israel Folau could be another Wallaby on his way to the Top 14 with Toulon believed to be his most likely destination after the World Cup next year.
England Rugby League star Josh Charnley is rumoured to be a potential cross-code target for Sale Sharks as they look to bolster their attacking options.
Have you head of any other rumours?