England lock Nick Isiekwe will join Northampton on loan for the 2020-21 Premiership season after signing a new deal with Saracens until 2024.
The 6ft 7in (2.01m) forward, 22, has played 86 times for Saracens, who have been relegated to the Championship.
Isiekwe, who can also play in the back row, won the most recent of his three Test caps in June 2018.
“I know that he’ll be 100% committed to the club and immerse himself in our culture,” said Saints boss Chris Boyd.
“Not only will he add value to our squad, but I hope we can help [...]
Scrum-half Reuben Morgan-Williams has signed a new two-year deal with Ospreys.
Morgan-Williams, 22, has made 20 appearances and scored five tries since agreeing a first professional deal with Ospreys in January 2018.
Neath-born Morgan-Williams is a Wales Under-20 international who is highly regarded at Ospreys.
“He has the potential to be an exciting player for the club,” said Ospreys’ rugby general manager Dan Griffiths.
“We are fortunate to have some young exciting talent at scrum-half, and Reuben is a player that definitely has an X [...]
Former Samoa captain Pat Lam believes Wales should aim to be the best rugby team in the world.
Bristol Bears director of rugby Lam, 51, says Wales is similar to New Zealand in that it produces “natural” players.
He feels the reigning Six Nations champions have the potential to win the World Cup under Wayne Pivac.
“Wales should have a genuine goal of being number one in the world,” Lam told GoBonus Wales’ Scrum V podcast.
Lam says he has “honest respect” for the work done by Warren Gatland during his 12-year spell as [...]
Ulster’s Will Addison has no regrets over risking his fitness in a Champions Cup game against Bath in January even though it led to him missing Ireland’s three Six Nations matches.
Addison tore a calf in Ulster’s defeat by Clermont-Auvergne on 11 January.
The loss in France left the Irish province having to beat Bath a week later to progress to the last eight.
“I had to put myself in the frame to play in the game. I’m really happy I did,” said Addison, 27.
“Unfortunately I probably exacerbated the injury during that game and that meant a [...]