Rugby Union Today: Saints to lose their star player

Date published: January 14 2020

Another busy day in the rugby union game as Northampton Saints confirm that scrum-half Cobus Reinach will leave the club at the end of this season while Duhan van der Merwe has re-signed with Edinburgh.

What’s on the site

In-form Springbok scrum-half Reinach is to say goodbye to Franklin’s Gardens at the conclusion of the 2019/20 season.

One player going nowhere, however, is giant Edinburgh wing Van der Merwe, who inks a new deal in the Scottish capital.

In the southern hemisphere we bring you the ins and outs ahead of 2020 while Adam Thomson is training at the Chiefs.

What’s in the news

Bath scrum-half Max Green requires surgery after suffering a broken leg in their Champions Cup fixture against Quins.

Elsewhere, last night saw Bok captain Siya Kolisi pick up the Rugby Union Writers’ Club personality of the year award.

What’s on social media

As it is #DressUpYourPetDay, World Rugby posted this image on Twitter of four pooches in their favourite rugby shirts.

What’s on TV

It is the final round of the Champions Cup pool stages and BT Sport will again show all 10 games. There are several interesting contests, including Lyon v Northampton, Saracens v Racing 92 and Toulouse v Gloucester.