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Leicester Tigers are in pole position to sign England star Anthony Watson this summer

Leicester Tigers are in pole position to sign England star Anthony Watson this summer with Bath again set to depart the Rec – however Jonathan Joseph will keep after rejecting Toulon’s advances

  • Bath and England star Anthony Watson has a bunch of suitors wanting to sign him
  • Leicester lead the queue forward of his former membership London Irish, Wasps and Sale
  • Jonathan Joseph is anticipated to sign a two-year extension to stay at Bath

Leicester are the frontrunners to sign England wing Anthony Watson from Bath, however the West Country membership are protecting maintain of Jonathan Joseph – who was a goal for rich Toulon.

The 28-year-old Watson is recovering from a severe knee harm sustained in October, however the prolific Lion has been contemplating his subsequent career transfer throughout the rehab course of.

He has been linked to former membership London Irish, Wasps and Sale, however the Tigers are considered favourites to sign him. Sale introduced yesterday that they are bringing in one other wing, Exeter’s Tom O’Flaherty, on the finish of this season.

Leicester Tigers are leasing the race to sign Bath star Anthony Watson (pictured last season)

Leicester Tigers are leasing the race to sign Bath star Anthony Watson (pictured final season)

The 28-year-old is currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained in October

The 28-year-old is at the moment recovering from a severe knee harm sustained in October

Joseph made the final of his 54 Test appearances for England in 2020, however Toulon have been eager to lure the 30-year-old to the south of France. However, Bath have persuaded him to keep, reportedly for one more two seasons. 

They have been linked with a transfer for Springbok centre Damian de Allende from Munster, however the World Cup winner is destined to head to Japan as an alternative.

Sale have been docked 5 Premiership Cup factors for fielding an ineligible participant, Alex Groves, who had already represented Bristol in the competitors this season.

Premiership Rugby have requested Sports Resolutions UK to adjudicate on the end result of the cancelled Gloucester vs Worcester recreation at Kingsholm final Friday. 

The fixture was known as off at brief discover due to a scarcity of obtainable front-row gamers in the Worcester squad following a Covid outbreak.

Centre Jonathan Joseph (left) is set to stay at Bath though - likely signing a new two-year deal

Centre Jonathan Joseph (left) is about to keep at Bath although – probably signing a brand new two-year deal

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