United Rugby Championship Ins and outs: The complete list of the 2024/25 player transfers

Jared Wright
United Rugby Championship ins and outs ahead of the new season.

United Rugby Championship ins and outs ahead of the 2024/25 season.

As the 2023/24 United Rugby Championship season draws to a close and the 2024/25 season nears, we run through the player ins and outs for each club.

Benetton

Ins:
Louis Lynagh from Harlequins
Matt Gallagher from Bath
Riccardo Genovese from Zebre Parma

Outs:
Giacomo Nicotera to Stade Francais
Giacomo Da Re to Zebre Parma
Matteo Minozzi retired
Santiago Ruiz released

Bulls

Ins:
Cobus Wiese from Sale Sharks
Boeta Chamberlain from Sharks

Outs:
Deon Slabbert back to Pumas after loan
Jacques du Plessis to Bath
Wandisile Simelane to Stormers

Cardiff

Ins:
Callum Sheedy from Bristol Bears 
Gabriel Hamer-Webb from Northampton Saints
Steffan Emanuel from Bath
Tom Bowen from Bristol Bears
Joe Cowell from Cardiff Metropolitan University
Danny Southworth from Exeter Chiefs
Ed Byrne from Leinster
Iwan Stephens from Newcastle Falcons

Outs:
Tomos Williams to Gloucester
Rhys Carré to Saracens
Ellis Jenkins retired
Owen Lane to Valence Romans
Shane Lewis-Hughes to Dragons
Ciaran Parker retired
Josh Turnball retired
Jamie Hill released
Gabriel Hammer-Webb to Northampton Saints
Arwel Robson to Chambery
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Connacht

Ins:
Piers O’Conor from Bristol Bears
Adam McBurney from Edinburgh
David O’Connor from Ealing Trailfinders
Temi Lasisi from Leinster
Ben Murphy from Leinster
Josh Murphy returns after 12-months leave

Outs:
Diarmuid Kilgallen to Munster
Tiernan O’Halloran retired
Declan Moore to Athem RC
Jarrad Butler released
Tom Farrell released
Dominic Robertson-McCoy released
Tom Daly released
Gavin Thornbury released
Matthew Burke released
Oran McNulty released
Tadgh McElroy released

Michael McDonald returning to Ulster after loan spell

Dragons

Ins:
Solomone Funaki from Moana Pasifika
Harry Wilson from NSW Waratahs
Steve Cummins from Pau
Shane Lewis-Hughes from Cardiff
Oli Burrows from Exeter Chiefs

Outs:
Aki Seiului released
Corey Baldwin released
Gonzalo Bertranou released
Max Clark released
Jack Dixon retired
Nathan Evans released
Sean Lonsdale released
Lewis Jones released
Samoa Aki Seiuli released
Sio Tomkinson released
Ellis Shipp released
Jack Dixon retirement

Edinburgh

Ins:
Paul Hill from Northampton Saints
Magnus Bradbury from Bristol Bears
Mosese Tuipulotu from NSW Waratahs
Ross McCann from Great Britain Sevens

Outs:
Viliame Mata to Bristol Bears
WP Nel retired
Luan de Bruin to Newcastle Falcons
Adam McBurney to Connacht
Charlie Savala to Northampton Saints
Cameron Neil to Sale Sharks
Blair Kinghorn to Toulouse
Scott Steele retired
Jamie Campbell released

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Glasgow Warriors

Ins:
Patrick Schickerling from Exeter Chiefs
Rory Sutherland from Oyonnax
Adam Hastings from Gloucester
Grant Stewart from Ayrshire Bulls
Fin Richardson from Exeter Chiefs

Outs:
Greg Peterson to San Diego Legion
Fraser Brown retired
Ali Price to Edinburgh

Leinster

Ins:
RG Snyman from Munster
Jordie Barrett from Hurricanes (short-term deal)

Outs:
Michael Ala’alatoa to Clermont
Jason Jenkins to Sharks
Ross Molony to Bath
Ed Byrne to Cardiff
Temi Lasisi to Connacht
Ben Murphy to Connacht

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Lions

Ins: Franco Marais from Urayasu D-Rocks

Outs:
Jordan Hendrikse to Sharks
Hanru Sirgel to Grenoble
Emmanuel Tshituka to Sharks
Willem Alberts retired
Rhynardt Rijnsburger retired

Munster

Ins:
Diarmuid Kilgallen from Connacht
Billy Burns from Ulster

Outs:
Joey Carbery to Bordeaux
RG Snyman to Leinster
Antoine Frisch to Toulon
Keynan Knox released
Neil Cronin released
Andrew O’Mahony released
Andrew Conway retired
Colm Hogan released
Simon Zebo retired

Ospreys

Ins:
William Greatbanks from Soyaux Angoulême
Phil Cokanasiga from Leicester Tigers
Steffan Thomas from Scarlets
Kieran Hardy from Scarlets

Outs:
George North to Provence
Jack Regan to Toyota Industries Shuttles
Nicky Smith to Leicester Tigers
Alex Cuthbert released
Toby Fricker released
Mat Protheroe released

Scarlets

Ins:
Marnus van der Merwe from Cheetahs
Alec Hepburn from Exeter Chiefs

Outs:
Steffan Thomas to Ospreys
Kieran Hardy to Ospreys
Ryan Conbeer released
Jonathan Davies released
Luca Giannini released
Iestyn Gwilliam released
Dan Jones released
Wyn Jones released
Lewis Morgan released
Iwan Shenton released
Eduan Swart released
Callum Williams released
Scott Williams released
Joe Jones to Doncaster Knights
Ken Owens retired
Johnny McNicholl to Crusaders
Samson Lee retired

Sharks

Ins:
Jordan Hendrikse from Lions
André Esterhuizen from Harlequins
Emmanuel Tshituka from Lions
Jason Jenkins from Leinster
Trevor Nyakane from Racing 92

Outs:
Le Roux Roets to Sale Sharks
Werner Kok to Ulster
Boeta Chamberlain to Bulls
Joel Hintz to Western Force
Hyron Andrews to Sale Sharks
Rohan Janse van Rensburg to Canon Eagles (short-term), Bordeaux (permantent)

Stormers

Ins:
Steven Kitshoff from Ulster
JD Schickerling from Kobelco Kobe Steelers

Outs:
Jarrod Taylor to Scarlets
Juan de Jongh retired
Cornel Smit to Bulls

Ulster

Ins:
Werner Kok from Sharks

Outs:
Billy Burns to Munster
Angus Curtis retired
Steven Kitshoff to Stormers
Luke Marshall retired
Greg Jones released
Will Addison released
Dave Ewers released
James French released
Shea O’Brien released

Zebre Parma

Ins:
Giacomo Da Re from Benetton
Giovanni Quattrini from Capitolina
Bruno Valeesi from Viadana

Outs:
Riccardo Genovese to Benetton
Jake Polledri retired
Antoni Rizzi released
Tommaso Boni to Old Glory DC
Pierre Bruno released
Tiff Eden released
Taina Fox-Matamua released
Riccardo Genovese released
Josh Kaifa released
Marco Manfredi released
Alessio Sanavia released
Franco Smith Jr released
Liam Zocchi-Dommann released

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