Rugby transfer news – Gallagher Premiership ins and outs

Thanks to the World Cup taking place in September and October, each club’s recruitment for the upcoming season has been affected, with a number of teams opting to bolster positions that they are likely to lose talent at for significant periods of the campaign.

 

BATH

Ins: Lewis Boyce (Harlequins), Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), Christian Judge (Cornish Pirates), Josh McNally (London Irish), Will Stuart (Wasps), Mike Williams (Leicester Tigers).

Outs: Dave Attwood (Bristol Bears), Luke Charteris (retired, joins coaching staff), Victor Delmas (Biarritz), Kahn Fotuali’i (Montpellier), Paul Grant (Ealing Trailfinders), Max Lahiff (Clermont), Anthony Perenise (Rouen), Jacques van Rooyen (NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes), Michael van Vuuren, Cooper Vuna (Newcastle Falcons), Jack Wilson (Hong Kong FC), James Wilson (Mitsubishi Dynaboars).

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BRISTOL BEARS

Ins: Dave Attwood (Bath), Toby Fricker (Ebbw Vale), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nicky Thomas (Scarlets).

Outs: Reiss Cullen (Doncaster Knights), Ehize Ehizode (Dings Crusaders), Sione Faletau, Nick Fenton-Wells (retired), Nick Haining (Edinburgh), Jack Lam, Joe Latta (Suntory Sungoliath), Tusi Pisi (Toyota Industries Shuttles), George Smith (retired), Jack Tovey (Ealing Trailfinders).

EXETER CHIEFS

Ins: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), Tom Price (Scarlets), Stan South (Harlequins), Will Witty (Newcastle Falcons).

Outs: Ollie Atkins (Rouen), Santiago Cordero (Bordeaux), Paul Davis (Ealing Trailfinders), James Freeman, Tom Lawday (Harlequins), Mitch Lees (Brive), Moray Low (retired), Jack Owlett (Wasps), Toby Salmon (Newcastle Falcons), Harry Strong (Nottingham), Wilhelm van der Sluys (Lions).

GLOUCESTER

Ins: Jamal Ford-Robinson (Northampton Saints), Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons), Joe Simpson (Wasps).

Outs: Callum Allen, Dom Coetzer, Gareth Denman (Coventry), Gareth Evans (Ospreys), Ewan Fenley (Ealing Trailfinders), Paddy McAllister (Connacht), Joe Mullis (Cinderford), Henry Purdy, Will Safe, Tom Savage (Suntory Sungoliath), Cameron Terry (Ealing Trailfinders), Kyle Traynor (retired), Ben Vellacott (Wasps).

HARLEQUINS

Ins: Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Michele Campagnaro (Wasps), Tevita Cavubati (Newcastle Falcons), Will Evans (Leicester Tigers), Toby Freeman (Cornish Pirates), Santiago Garcia Botta (Jaguares), Vereniki Goneva (Newcastle Falcons), Brett Herron (Jersey), Travis Ismaiel (Bulls), Simon Kerrod (Worcester Warriors), Martin Landajo (Jaguares), Tom Lawday (Exeter Chiefs), Stephan Lewies (Lions), Luke Northmore (Cardiff Met), Glen Young (Newcastle Falcons).

Outs: Alofa Alofa (Bayonne), Lewis Boyce (Bath), Demetri Catrakilis (Southern Kings), Henry Cheeseman, Ben Glynn, James Horwill (retired), Josh Ibuanokpe (Saracens), Dave Lewis (retired), Mat Luamanu (Bayonne), Josh McNulty, George Merrick (Clermont), Stan South (Exeter Chiefs), Tim Visser (retired), Charlie Walker (Zebre), Luke Wallace (Coventry), Dave Ward (Ampthill), Calum Waters (England 7s).

LEICESTER TIGERS

Ins: Charlie Clare (Bedford Blues), Jordan Coghlan (Nottingham), Calum Green (Newcastle Falcons), Tomas Lavanini (Jaguares), Nephi Leatigaga (Biarritz), Hanro Liebenberg (Bulls), Johnny McPhillips (Ulster), Noel Reid (Leinster), Jordan Taufua (Crusaders), Jaco Taute (Munster), Joe Thomas (Ospreys), EW Viljoen (Stormers).

Outs: Will Evans (Harlequins), David Feao, Michael Fitzgerald (Kamaishi Seawaves), Joe Ford, Graham Kitchener (Worcester Warriors), Campese Ma’afu, Harry Mahoney (Birmingham Moseley), Valentino Mapapalangi (Rouen), Ross McMillan, Brendan O’Connor (Hawke’s Bay), Gareth Owen (Newcastle Falcons), Leonardo Sarto, Matt Smith (retired), Mathew Tait (retired), Charlie Thacker, Matt Toomua (Melbourne Rebels), Fred Tuilagi, James Voss (Coventry).

LONDON IRISH

Ins: Ruan Botha (Sharks, short-term), Adam Coleman (Melbourne Rebels), Allan Dell (Edinburgh), Will Goodrick-Clarke (Richmond), Paddy Jackson (Perpignan), Sekope Kepu (Waratahs), Waisake Naholo (Highlanders), Sean O’Brien (Leinster), Nick Phipps (Waratahs), Curtis Rona (Waratahs).

Outs: Tommy Bell (Ealing Trailfinders), Mike Coman (retired), Sebastian de Chaves (Newcastle Falcons), Ciaran Hearn, Luke McLean (retired), Josh McNally (Bath), Napolioni Nalaga, Topsy Ojo (retired), Filo Paulo, Manasa Saulo, Jake Schatz, Greig Tonks, Ofisa Treviranus (Chinnor), Sam Twomey.

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NORTHAMPTON SAINTS 

Ins: Lewis Bean (Birmingham Moseley), Reuben Bird-Tulloch (Saracens), Owen Franks (Crusaders), Karl Garside (Ampthill), Ryan Olowofela (England 7s), Matt Proctor (Hurricanes), Henry Taylor (Saracens).

Outs: Dom Barrow, Luther Burrell (Warrington Wolves), James Craig (retired), Charlie Davies (retired), Tom Emery, Jamal Ford-Robinson (Gloucester), James Haskell (retired), Andrew Kellaway, Ken Pisi, Nafi Tuitavake, Matt Worley (Bedford Blues).

SALE SHARKS

Ins: Jake Cooper-Woolley (Wasps), Lood de Jager (Bulls), Dan du Preez (Sharks, short-term), Jean-Luc du Preez (Sharks, short-term), Robert du Preez (Sharks), Simon Hammersley (Newcastle Falcons), Coenie Oosthuizen (Sharks), Akker van der Merwe (Sharks), Mark Wilson (season loan).

Outs: Tom Bristow, James Flynn, Johnny Leota (Sale FC), James O’Connor (Reds), Paolo Odogwu (Wasps), Andrei Ostrikov (Grenoble), Alexandru Tarus (Zebre).

SARACENS

Ins: Rhys Carre (Cardiff Blues), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Alex Day (Cornish Pirates), Josh Ibuanokpe (Harlequins), Jack Singleton (Worcester Warriors), Sam Wainwright (RGC 1404).

Outs: Reuben Bird-Tulloch (Northampton Saints), Marcelo Bosch (retired), Schalk Burger, Alex Gliksten (Bedford Blues), Tom Griffiths (Dragons), Tadgh McElroy, Oli Morris (Worcester Warriors), Alfie Scopes (Loughborough), David Strettle (retired), Henry Taylor (Northampton Saints), Hayden Thompson-Stringer (Brive), Christopher Tolofua (Toulon), Sione Vailanu (Wasps), Billy Walker (Nottingham).

WASPS

Ins: Biyi Alo (Coventry), Malakai Fekitoa (Toulon), Zach Kibirige (Newcastle Falcons), Matteo Minozzi (Zebre), Paolo Odogwu (Sale Sharks), Jack Owlett (Exeter Chiefs), Jeffery Toomaga-Allen (Hurricanes), Sione Vailanu (Saracens), Ben Vellacott (Gloucester), Sam Wolstenholme (Yorkshire Carnegie).

Outs: Joe Atkinson (Bedford Blues), Michele Campagnaro (Harlequins), Jake Cooper-Woolley (Sale Sharks), Ambrose Curtis (Vannes), Elliot Daly (Saracens), Craig Hampson (Ealing Trailfinders), Antonio Harris (Jersey), Nathan Hughes (Bristol Bears), David Langley (Coventry), Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz), Gabiriele Lovobalabu (Oyonnax), Matt Mullan, Kearnan Myall (Oxford University), Joe Simpson (Gloucester), Will Stuart (Bath), George Thornton (Glasgow Warriors).

WORCESTER WARRIORS

Ins: Conor Carey (Connacht), Ed Fidow (Provence), Jono Kitto (Northland), Caleb Montgomery (Ulster), Oli Morris (Saracens), Matt Moulds (Blues), Melani Nanai (Blues), Richard Palframan (London Scottish).

Outs: Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues), Jonny Arr (Birmginham Moseley), Luke Baldwin (Dragons), Darren Barry (Newcastle Falcons), Jack Cosgrove (Dragons), Alafoti Fa’osiliva, Bryce Heem (Toulon), Simon Kerrod (Harlequins), Carl Kirwan (Chinnor), Gareth Milasinovich (Ulster), Wynand Olivier (retired), Pierce Phillips (Agen), Dewald Potgieter (retired), Nick Rigby, Jack Singleton (Saracens), Ben Te’o, Morgan Tonks (Birmingham Moseley), Zac Xiourouppa.