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Arsenal Confirm Schalke Fullback As First Signing Of Summer

Arsenal GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - APRIL 20 : Sead Kolasinac of FC Schalke 04 celebrates after scoring a goal during the Europa League second leg quarter final match between FC Schalke 04 and Ajax Amsterdam at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on April 20, 2017. (Photo by Leon Kuegeler/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Arsenal have confirmed their first signing of the summer, after announcing the acquisition of Sead Kolasinac from Bundesliga side Schalke. The defender, who turns 24 this month, made 94 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke and a further 23 in the Champions League and Europa League. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international fullback is well regarded, and this appears to be a tidy bit of business …

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Wasps Looking To Sign Springbok Centre [Report]

English club Wasps are in talks with former Springboks centre Juan de Jongh, according to reports. Neil Fissler, journalist with the Sunday Express and The Rugby Paper, believes the Premiership table toppers are looking to line up the quick-footed, diminutive back from the Stormers. I understand that Wasps are in talks with Lions and former Springbok centre Juan de Jongh …

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Bath Sign Australia International Centre Ben Tapuai

Bath BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Ben Tapuai of the Wallabies is tackled during the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Bath Rugby have signed Australia international centre Ben Tapuai from Western Force. The 27 year-old has amassed seven caps for the Wallabies, and will join up with the Premiership outfit in the coming weeks. Primarily an inside centre, Tapuai can also play at 13, and is an all-round footballer. Speaking to the Bath official website, he outlined his excitement at the …

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Bath Confirm Signing Of Former New Zealand Sevens Star

Bath DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Paul Grant of Otago makes a break during the round four Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Tasman at Forsyth Barr Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

Bath have made a much improved start to this season, after winning three of their first four Premiership games, leaving them in third position. There is an air of confidence about The Rec, and the club have announced the signing of a new back-rower, Paul Grant from New Zealand. The former Montpellier star returned to New Zealand to play with …

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Connacht Announce Signing Of Exeter Chiefs Second Row

EXETER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Pat Lam, Head Coach of Connacht looks on ahead of the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Exeter Chiefs and Connacht at Sandy Park on October 25, 2014 in Exeter, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Connacht have signed lock Lewis Stevenson from Exeter Chiefs for the 2016-17 season. The 6ft 7in, 18st 4lbs forward returns to Irish rugby after having left Ulster back in January for a second spell at the Chiefs. Highly effective in the lineout and lively in the loose, the experienced 32 year-old will strengthen the Galway outfit’s resources at lock. He …

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Done Deal: Chelsea Sign Belgium International Striker


Chelsea have announced the signing of Belgium international striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille. The 22 year-old was a man in demand after putting in a remarkable season with the French club. With 17 Ligue 1 goals in 26 appearances last season, Batshuayi was included in Belgium’s Euro 2016 squad, and didn’t disappoint, putting in a barnstorming performance as the Red Devils …

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Arsenal Agree Fee For English Defender


According to a report this morning in The Express, Arsenal are on the verge of signing Bolton and England u21 defender Rob Holding. The 21 year-old has had a breakthrough season at Bolton this year, and has attracted the attention of some of the country’s bigger clubs. Despite a poor season for The Trotters, Holding impressed throughout and was awarded …

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Saracens Announce The Signing Of British And Irish Lions Winger

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: Brad Barritt, the Saracens captain, raises the Aviva Premiership trophy after their victory during the Aviva Premiership final match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

European Cup and Premiership champions Saracens have added two signings to their squad today, after they announced the acquisition of Vincent Koch and Sean Maitland. Koch is a South African tighthead prop with two caps to his name. The 26 year-old has represented the Stormers in Super Rugby for the past two seasons, and is a fearsome scrummager. Meanwhile Maitland …

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Munster Hijack Robbie Henshaw’s Move To Leinster

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Robbie Henshaw of Connacht is tackled by James Hook of Gloucester during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester and Connacht at Kingsholm Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Massive Irish rugby news is emerging this morning, as Munster have hijacked Robbie Henshaw’s move to Leinster. The Connacht and Ireland centre was due to move east next season, but we can confirm this morning that the southern province are now set to announce the signature of the highly rated 22 year-old. This comes as a major blow to the Dublin 4 …

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Munster Rugby Announce Signing Of Two Returning Irish Stars

Munster LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: John Andress of Worcester runs between Logovi'i Mulipola (L) and Tom Youngs during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Worcester Warriors at Welford Road on September 8, 2013 in Leicester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster Rugby have today confirmed the signing of former academy player Darren O’Shea and former Ireland A tighthead prop John Andress. O’Shea, a 6ft 9in second row, plays for Premiership outfit Worcester Warriors. The 23 year-old is a product of the Munster academy, and has represented Munster A in the past. He returns to the province having helped Worcester to …

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Toulon To Sign Japanese World Cup Hero Ayumu Goromaru

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Ayumu Goromaru of Japan celebrates scoring the second try for Japan during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru looks set for a sensational switch to French giants Toulon at the start of next season. The Japanese fullback led the Brave Blossoms to their historic victory over South Africa in England, scoring 24 of his team’s 34 points. He will play with the Queensland Reds for the Super Rugby season, but then will join …

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Arsenal Nab A Key Leicester Man, But It Isn’t A Player

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Riyad Mahrez (2nd R) of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates Shinji Okazaki (1st R), Danny Simpson (2nd L) and Jamie Vardy (1st L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Manchester, England.

When you think of names behind Leicester’s incredible season, you tend to think of Vardy, Mahrez, or Kanté. But you may not know the name of Arsenal’s latest acquisition from the midlands club: Ben Wrigglesworth. He may not be a player, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been instrumental to Leicester’s dizzying heights this season. Wrigglesworth, head of technical scouting …

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Argentina Winger Gonzalez Amorosino To Join Munster

Argentina winger Gonzalez Amorosino is set to join Munster on a short term loan deal, according to reports. The winger/fullback is set for a three motnh spell with the province, before returning to South America to join the Argentinian Super Rugby side. The 29 year-old is no stranger to the European game, having played with Leicester, Montpellier, Oyonnax and Cardiff …

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