PRO14 2018/19: Transfer Wrap

Date published: July 24 2018

Check on all the ins and outs ahead of the new PRO14 season.

Benetton:

In: Marco Zanon (Mogliano), Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara (Waikato), Derrick Appiah (London Scottish), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Fiamme Oro), Giovanni Pettinelli (Calvisano), Antonio Rizzi (Petrarca), Dewaldt Duvenage (Stormers)

Out: Filippo Filippetto (retired), Marty Banks (NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes), Whetu Douglas (Crusaders), Matteo Zanusso (Calvisano), Francesco Minto (released), Michael Tagicakibau (released)

Cardiff Blues:

In: Dmitri Arhip (Ospreys), Jason Harries (Edinburgh), Rory Thornton (Ospreys), Samu Manoa (Toulon), Liam Belcher (Dragons)

Out: Alex Cuthbert (Exeter Chiefs), Damien Welch (Cross Keys), Taufa’ao Filise (retired), Sam Warburton (retired)

Cheetahs:

In: Dian Badenhorst (Free State Cheetahs), Aidon Davis (Bayonne), Louis Fouché (Kubota Spears), Lloyd Greeff (Free State Cheetahs), Sibabalo Qoma (Free State Cheetahs), Clinton Swart (Toyota Verblitz), Boan Venter (Free State Cheetahs), Henco Venter (Toshiba Brave Lupus), Tian Schoeman (Bordeaux), Dries Swanepoel (Bulls)

Out: Francois Venter (Worcester Warriors), Johan Goosen (Montpellier), Uzair Cassiem (Scarlets), Clayton Blommetjies (Scarlets), Tom Botha (Ospreys), Reniel Hugo (Toyota Verblitz), Niel Marais (Yamaha Júbilo), Clinton Swart (Toyota Verblitz), Henco Venter (Toshiba Brave Lupus), Carl Wegner (Toyota Verblitz)

Connacht:

In: Peter Claffey (Academy), Cillian Gallagher (Academy), Conán O’Donnell (Academy), Robin Copeland (Munster), Kyle Godwin (Brumbies), David Horwitz (Melbourne Rebels), Joe Maksymiw (Leicester Tigers), Jonny Murphy (Rotherham Titans), Sevu Reece (Waikato), Colby Fainga’a (Melbourne Rebels)

Out: New Zealand Jake Heenan (Bristol Bears), John Muldoon (retired), Pita Ahki (Toulouse), Andrew Deegan (Western Force), Naulia Dawai (Otago), Cormac Brennan (released), Denis Coulson (released), Steve Crosbie (released), Stacey Ili (released), Pat O’Toole (released), JP Cooney (released), Andrew Browne (released)

Dragons:

In: Jordan Williams (Bristol Bears), Rhodri Williams (Bristol Bears), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester), Rhodri Davies (Rotherham Titans), Richard Hibbard (Gloucester), Huw Taylor (Worcester Warriors), Josh Lewis (Bath), Ryan Bevington (Bristol Bears), Aaron Jarvis (Clermont), Dafydd Howells (Ospreys), Tiaan Loots (RGC 1404), Jacob Botica (RGC 1404), Rhys Lawrence (Ealing Trailfinders), Brandon Nansen (Stade Francais)

Out: Sarel Pretorius (Southern Kings), Phil Price (Scarlets), Scott Andrews (Neath), Luke Garrett (Neath), Adam Hughes (retired), Pat Howard (Ealing Trailfinders), Rhys Buckley (Bargoed), Barney Nightingale (Bargoed), Keagan Bale (Bargoed), Angus O’Brien (Scarlets), Nicky Thomas (Scarlets), Dorian Jones (Angoulême), Charlie Davies (Northampton Saints), Lloyd Lewis (Pontypool), Sam Beard (Canterbury), Thomas Davies (Cardiff), Ashley Sweet (Ebbw Vale), Liam Belcher (Cardiff Blues), Sam Hobbs (released), Robson Blake (released), Carl Meyer (released)

Edinburgh:

In: John Barclay (Scarlets), Simon Hickey (Bordeaux), Matt Scott (Gloucester), Juan Pablo Socino (Newcastle Falcons), David Cherry (Stade Niçois), Pietro Ceccarelli (Oyonnax), Pierre Schoeman (Bulls), Senitiki Nayalo (London Irish), Luke Hamilton (Leicester Tigers), Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors), Jason Baggott (Academy), Charlie Shiel (Academy), George Taylor (Academy)

Out: George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Jordan Lay (Bristol Bears), Cornell du Preez (Worcester Warriors), Junior Rasolea (Grenoble), Neil Cochrane (retired), Duncan Weir (Worcester Warriors), Elliot Millar-Mills (Ealing Trailfinders), Jason Tovey (Cross Keys), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Scarlets), Jason Harries (Cardiff Blues), Kevin Bryce (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Shields (retired), John Hardie (released), Glenn Bryce (released), Phil Burleigh (released), Robbie Fruean (released), Tom Galbraith (released)

Glasgow:

In: George Turner (Edinburgh), DTH van der Merwe (Newcastle Falcons), David Tameilau (Narbonne), Nick Frisby (Reds), Robbie Nairn (Academy), Bruce Flockhart (Academy), Adam Nicol (Academy), Kevin Bryce (Edinburgh), Thomas Gordon (Currie)

Out: Finn Russell (Racing 92), Ryan Grant (retired), Pat MacArthur (retired), Richie Vernon (London Scottish), Lewis Wynne (London Scottish), Henry Pyrgos (Edinburgh), Leonardo Sarto (released)

Leinster:

In: Jordan Larmour (Academy), Vakh Abdaladze (Academy), Caelan Doris (Academy), Josh Murphy (Academy), Joe Tomane (Montpellier), Will Connors (Academy)

Out: Jordi Murphy (Ulster), Jamie Heaslip (retired), Isa Nacewa (retired), Richardt Strauss (retired), Oisin Heffernan (Nottingham), Joey Carbery (Munster), Cathal Marsh (released), Peadar Timmins (released)

Munster:

In: Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets), Calvin Nash (Academy), Liam O’Connor (Academy), Fineen Wycherley (Academy), Mike Haley (Sale Sharks), Neil Cronin (Garryowen), Arno Botha (London Irish), Joey Carbery (Leinster)

Out: Simon Zebo (Racing 92), Robin Copeland (Connacht), David Johnston (Ealing Trailfinders), Gerbrandt Grobler (Gloucester)

Ospreys:

In: Scott Williams (Scarlets), Aled Davies (Scarlets), Lesley Klim (Doncaster Knights), Tom Botha (Cheetahs), George North (Northampton Saints), Gheorghe Gajion (Trelissac), Guido Volpi (Narbonne), Giorgi Nemsadze (Bristol Bears), Luke Morgan (Wales Sevens)

Out: Brian Mujati (retired), Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints), Rhys Webb (Toulon), Kieron Fonotia (Scarlets), Ashley Beck (Worcester Warriors), Ben John (sabbatical), Eli Walker (retired), Rowan Jenkins (Yorkshire Carnegie), Guy Mercer (Bath), Dafydd Howells (Dragons), Hugh Gustafson (retired), Dmitri Arhip (Cardiff Blues), Rory Thornton (Cardiff Blues), Jeff Hassler (released), Jay Baker (released), Brendon Leonard (released)

Scarlets:

In: Kieron Fonotia (Ospreys), Blade Thomson (Hurricanes), Uzair Cassiem (Cheetahs), Clayton Blommetjies (Cheetahs), Phil Price (Dragons), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh), Kieran Hardy (Jersey Reds), Angus O’Brien (Dragons), Ed Kennedy (Randwick), Matthew Davies (Neath)

Out: Tadhg Beirne (Munster), John Barclay (Edinburgh), Scott Williams (Ospreys), Aled Davies (Ospreys), Billy McBryde (RGC 1404), Jack Condy (retired), Tom Grabham (retired), Emyr Phillips (retired), Tom Varndell (Angouleme), Geraint Rhys Jones (Ebbw Vale), Tom Williams (Wales Sevens)

Southern Kings:

In: Sarel Pretorius (Dragons), Meli Rokoua (AEIS Agronomia), JC Astle (Mont-de-Marsan), Schalk Oelofse (Mont-de-Marsan)

Out: Piet-Louw Strauss (Maties), Siya Mdaka (Eastern Province Elephants), Rowan Gouws (Eastern Province Elephants), JP Smith (Eastern Province Elephants), Joe Smith (Leopards), Njabulo Gumede (Free State XV), Anthonie Volmink (Golden Lions XV), Jacques Nel (Aurillac), Martin du Toit (SWD Eagles), Alshaun Bock (SWD Eagles), Dayan van der Westhuizen (Blue Bulls XV), Etienne Swanepoel (Valsugana)

Ulster:

In: Marty Moore (Wasps), Jordi Murphy (Leinster), Nick Timoney (Academy), Will Addison (Sale Sharks), Alexander Thompson (Terenure), Billy Burns (Gloucester)

Out: Charles Piutau (Bristol Bears), Tommy Bowe (retired), Callum Black (Worcester Warriors), Brett Herron (Jersey Reds), Paul Marshall (retired), Callum Patterson (Cornish Pirates), Andrew Trimble (retired), Stuart Olding (Brive), Jared Payne (retired), Paddy Jackson (Perpignan), Robbie Diack (released), Aaron Cairns (released)

Zebre:

In: Edoardo Padovani (Toulon), Nicolas De Battista (Cornish Pirates), Massimo Ceciliani (Viadana), Samuele Ortis (Rovigo Delta), Giovanni Licata (Fiamme Oro), Giosuè Zilocchi (Calvisano), Daniele Rimpelli (Calvisano), Jimmy Tuivaiti (Calvisano), Paula Balekana (Sydney Rays), Apisai Tauyavuca (Fijian Drua), Matu Tevi (North Harbour), Francois Brummer (Bulls)

Out: James Tucker (Waikato), Failaga Afamasaga (Colorno), Andrea Manici (retired), Andrea De Marchi (I Medicei), Valerio Bernabò (retired), Jacopo Sarto (Colorno), Rory Parata (Cornish Pirates), Matteo Pratichetti (retired), Tommaso D’Apice (released), Serafin Bordoli (released), Derick Minnie (released)