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November 30, 2012

Cardiff Blues trailing Rees?

Posted by tom.hamilton on 11/30/2012

According to reports in the South Wales Evening Post, the Cardiff Blues are interested in Scarlets and Wales hooker Matthew Rees. The newspaper claims that "plans for a Blues swoop for the ex-Pontypridd man are well advanced". The Blues have already lost out in their bid to keep British & Irish Lion Jamie Roberts at the club but may now use some of those funds to tempt Rees to ditch the Scarlets for one of their PRO12 rivals.

November 27, 2012

Stade move for Steyn?

Posted by tom.hamilton on 11/27/2012

Reports on French website Le Rugby Nistere claim that Morne Steyn is in Stade Francais' sights. Steyn apparently met with the Top 14 club's management in the run up to the Springboks Test with England on Saturday and with him out of favour with South Africa, he could be tempted to leave the southern hemisphere in favour of a switch to France.

November 22, 2012

Tonga'uiha courting cross-Channel interest

Posted by tom.hamilton on 11/22/2012

Reports in France claim that both Toulon and Racing Metro are keen on securing the services of loose-head prop Soana Tonga'uiha. The Saints front-rower's contract is up at the end of the season and with Toulon loosehead Gethin Jenkins widely expected to be keen on leaving the Top 14 side, it is reported that the French club are keen on bringing in Tonga'uiha to plug that gap.

November 13, 2012

Biggar set for France switch?

Posted by tom.hamilton on 11/13/2012

With Racing Metro hot on the heels of Dragons flanker Dan Lydiate, according to reports on Wales Online, they are also keen on recruiting Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar. The fly-half's contract is up at the end of the season and after spurning Racing's advances last season, he is reported to be considering making the cross-Channel switch this time around.

November 6, 2012

Racing Metro circling Premiership props?

Posted by tom.hamilton on 11/06/2012

According to The Rugby Paper, Racing Metro are keen on recruiting both Northampton's Soane Tonga'uiha and Leicester's Martin Castrogiovanni ahead of next season. The duo's contracts are both up at the end of the current campaign and with the Parisian giants already linked with Dan Lydiate, they seem to be keen on bolstering their front-row.