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Could Welsh centre be Tuilagi’s replacement?

Tuilagi will decide on future post 6 Nations.

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Manu Tuilagi has been pondering a potential move to France for a while now, but reports claim that Leicester have found their replacement should he leave.

That man is Wales’ No 13 Jonathan Davies who’s future at the Scarlets has been thrown into doubt following the country’s announcement of Project Reset.

The project would see two Welsh regions merge and the talk last week was that the Ospreys and Scarlets would be the two teams involved.

If that were to happen Davies could be the first big name casualty to head through the exit door and according to a report in Sunday’s The Rugby Paper, he has been “sounded out by Leicester about his future plans”.

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The 30-year-olds move all depends on Tuilagi’s decision. The options are either to stay at Leicester or go to Racing 92 in a deal worth a reported £2.6 million.

If the moves did happen Davies would still be able to play for Wales as he already has the 60 international caps required (72) for a player to continue playing for the country while playing abroad.

On the other hand, Tuilagi could end his England career, however former Red Rose Joe Marler believes that the RFU would try and make him a special case to continue his selection availability.

“I would be surprised if Manu wasn’t one of those players, they [the RFU] would consider using that particular clause for,” he said in this weekend edition of The Rugby Paper.

Whatever happens internationally, Marler believes a move to France is too good to turn down for the centre.

“You can’t afford to turn down £2.6m. You can’t ignore that kind of money in this game. Footballers deal with lumps of money like that a lot more than we do in rugby. It’s life-changing,” he added.

Some expect Tuilagi to make a decision on his future following the conclusion of the Six Nations this weekend so watch this space as it could cause a series of centre moves across the spectrum.

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WATCH: Is there a name for this ‘Sinoti Sinoti’ step??

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He’s at it again.

Sinoti Sinoti did what Sinoti Sinoti does on the weekend but we’re trying to work out exactly what it is… and what it’s called.

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Former Ulster Out-Half signs with Harlequins

Signing on for the 2019/20 season.

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Harlequins have announced the signing of Fly-half Brett Herron from Jersey Reds for the 2019/20 season.

The 23-year-old, who can also provide cover at Fullback, is a product of the prestigious rugby school Wellington College, and made his debut for Bath United in 2014 before moving to for Ulster where he made eight appearances.

Herron then joined Jersey Reds last season and, having put in an eye-catching performance against Harlequins in last summer’s pre-season fixture between the clubs, has been a stand-out player for the Channels Islands’ side all season scoring over 100 points in 21 matches as they have risen to third in the Greene King Championship.

Herron said he was looking forward to the challenge of playing for a Gallagher Premiership side that will be battling for honours at home and abroad.

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“It is an honour to be signing for a Club with the prestige and heritage as Harlequins,” said Herron. “The set-up at Harlequins is first-class and I know Paul Gustard and his team have built a strong winning culture there this season and the momentum is with them.

“Harlequins already has some excellent talent at Fly-half and I look forward to competing for a first-team place and being part of a successful future at The Stoop.”

Head of Rugby Gustard added: “Brett is a great talent and we are very excited about him coming to Quins. He will add competition for places and I look forward to the contribution he can make as we look to grow and develop our game over the coming seasons.

“He has been a key player for Jersey Reds and impressed us with his performance last summer in our pre-season fixture. He is a well balanced player whose game management caught our attention and he has been progressing nicely in a competitive league.

“We know he has the desire to develop and under the tutelage of Nick and Mark, two former international Fly-halves themselves, and we believe we offer him a perfect environment to fulfil his ambition.”

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England & Wasps star set to miss the rest of the season.

Big blow for Wasps & England.

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England international Dan Robson has suffered blood clotting that could cause him to be sidelined for the rest of the season.

The scrum-half missed England’s final Six Nations game against Scotland and both his country and club, Wasps, have confirmed he suffered blood clots and are being evaluated and treated.

“Blood clots which arose spontaneously earlier this week and is being evaluated and treated by specialists at the moment. At this stage it is too early to give a return-to-play date,” they said.

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Robson himself released a statement after admitting he is devastated by the news.

“Obviously pretty devastated by my recent news but I know I am in the best hands to get back to full health and back on the pitch as soon as I can. Appreciate all the support from everyone and a special out to the medical staff that have aided me especially in locating the issue and acting so promptly,” he said.

England will hope the injury is not too serious as they head into their summer preparations for the World Cup later this year.

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