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Bath Rugby
Ins:
Charlie Beech (London Wasps)
Dave Attwood (Gloucester Rugby)
Ryan Caldwell (Ulster Rugby)
Carl Fearns (Sale Sharks)
Kyle Eastmond (St Helens RL)
Dan Hipkiss (Leicester Tigers)


Outs:
Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys)
Danny Grewcock (retired)
Luke Watson (Eastern Province Kings)
Butch James (Golden Lions)
Shontayne Hape (London Irish)


Exeter Chiefs
Ins:
Kevin Barrett (Saracens)
Myles Dorrian (Bedford Blues)
Craig Mitchell (Ospreys)
Josh Tatapu (Castres Olympique)
Ally Muldowney (Glasgow Warriors)


Outs:
Ryan Davis (London Wasps)
Josh Matavesi (Racing Metro 92)
Eoghan Grace (Connacht Rugby)


Gloucester Rugby
Ins:
Dario Chistolini (Petarca Rugby)
Dan Murphy (London Irish)
Nick Runciman (London Welsh)


Outs:
Paul Doran-Jones (Northampton Saints)
Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby)
Jordi Pasqualin (Newcastle Falcons)
Nicky Robinson (London Wasps)


Harlequins
Ins:
Tim Fairbrother (Western Force)
Matt Hopper (Cornish Pirates)


Outs:
Ceri Jones (Worcester Warriors)
Lewis Stevenson (Ulster Rugby)
James Percival (Worcester Warriors)
David Moore (Connacht Rugby)


Leeds Carnegie
Ins:
Stephen McColl (Doncaster Knights)


Outs:
Kearnan Myall (Sale Sharks)
Luther Burrell (Sale Sharks)


Leicester Tigers
Ins:
Kieran Brookes (Newcastle Falcons)
Mathew Tait (Sale Sharks)
Niall Morris (Leinster Rugby)
Graham Kitchener (Worcester Warriors)
Micky Young (Newcastle Falcons)

Outs:
Dan Hipkiss (Bath Rugby)
Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino (Montpellier Herault RC)


London Irish
Ins:
Leo Halavatau (Birmingham and Solihull Bees)
Steve Shingler (Scarlets)
Shontayne Hape (Bath Rugby)
Joe Ansbro (Northampton Saints)
James Sandford (Rotherham ***ans)


Outs:
Ryan Lamb (Northampton Saints)
Seilala Mapusua (Kubota Spears)
Dan Murphy (Gloucester Rugby)
George Stowers (Ospreys)
Chris Malone (retired)
Jamie Lennard (Bedford Blues)


London Wasps
Ins:
Jeremy Castex (RC Narbonne)
Ryan Davis (Exeter Chiefs)
Nicky Robinson (Gloucester Rugby)
Chris Bell (Sale Sharks)
Ross Filipo (Aviron Bayonnais)


Outs:
Joe Ward (Sale Sharks)
Charlie Beech (Bath Rugby)
Dave Walder (Mitsibushi Dynaboars)
Serge Betsen (retired)


Newcastle Falcons
Ins:
Jordi Pasqualin (Gloucester Rugby)
Ryan Shortland (Otago RFU)
Jamie Helleur (Auckland RFU)
Richard Mayhew (Esher RFC)
Dan Frazier (Doncaster Knights)


Outs:
Kieran Brookes (Leicester Tigers)
Micky Young (Leicester Tigers)
Charlie Amesbury (Sale Sharks)


Northampton Saints
Ins:
Paul Doran-Jones (Gloucester Rugby)
Martin Roberts (Scarlets)
Ryan Lamb (London Irish)
George Pisi (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Tom May (RC Toulon)
Vasili Artemiev (VVA-Podmoskovye)
Noah Cato (Saracens)
Samu Manoa (San Francisco Golden Gate RFC)


Outs:
Mark Easter (Sale Sharks)
Joe Ansbro (London Irish)


Sale Sharks
Ins:
Joe Ward (London Wasps)
Tony Buckley (Munster Rugby)
Kearnan Myall (Leeds Carnegie)
Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors)
Mark Easter (Northampton Saints)
Tasesa Lavea (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
James Collins (Worcester Warriors)
Charlie Amesbury (Harlequins)
Fraser McKenzie (Edinburgh Rugby)
Sam Tuitupou (Munster Rugby)
Luther Burrell (Leeds Carnegie)

Outs:
Eifion Lewis-Roberts (RC Toulon)
Chris Jones (Worcester Warriors)
Carl Fearns (Bath Rugby)
Charlie Hodgson (Saracens)
Mathew Tait (Leicester Tigers)
Chris Bell (London Wasps)
Ben Cohen (released)
Nic Rouse (Nottingham Rugby)
Sisa Koyamibole (Lyon OU)


Saracens
Ins:
Charlie Hodgson (Sale Sharks)
Mako Vunipola (Bristol Rugby)
Huia Edmonds (Brumbies)


Outs:
Kevin Barrett (Exeter Chiefs)
Noah Cato (Northampton Saints)
Matt Parr (Nottingham Rugby)

Magners League
Aironi Rugby
Ins:




Outs:
Vickus Liebenberg (Pays d'Aix RC)
Gareth Krause (retired)




Cardiff Blues
Ins:




Outs:
Tom Shanklin (retired)
James Loxton (Connacht Rugby)
Ben White (released)
Tom Davies (released)
Bryn Griffiths (released)
Tom Slater (Bristol Rugby)


Connacht Rugby
Ins:
TJ Anderson (Ulster Rugby)
George Naoupu (Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
Matthew Jarvis (Ospreys)
Niall O'Connor (Ulster Rugby)
James Loxton (Cardiff Blues)
Mark McCrea (Ulster Rugby)
Ethienne Reynecke (Saracens)
Fetu'u Vainikolo (Highlanders)
Stewart Maguire (Leinster Rugby)
Eoghan Grace (Exeter Chiefs)
David Moore (Harlequins)
Paul O'Donohoe (Leinster Rugby)

Outs:
Sean Cronin (Leinster Rugby)
Jamie Hagan (Leinster Rugby)
Mike McComish (Ulster Rugby)
Ian Keatley (Munster Rugby)
Fionn Carr (released)


Edinburgh Rugby
Ins:




Outs:
Scott MacLeod (Kobe Kobelco Kobe Steelers)
Fraser McKenzie (Sale Sharks)
David Blair (retired)
Craig Hamilton (released)

Glasgow Warriors
Ins:
Tommy Seymour (Ulster Rugby)
Michael Cusack (Doncaser Knights)


Outs:
Richie Vernon (Sale Sharks)
Max Evans (Castres Olympique)
Bernardo Stortoni (retired)
Ally Muldowney (Exeter Chiefs)
Kevin Tkachuk (released)


Leinster Rugby
Ins:
Sean Cronin (Connacht Rugby)
Jamie Hagan (Connacht Rugby)
Steven Sykes (Natal Sharks)
Matthew Berquist (Crusaders)


Outs:
Nathan Hines (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Niall Morris (Leicester Tigers)
Stan Wright (Stade Francais)
Stephen Keogh (retired)
Stewart Maguire (Connacht Rugby)
Paul O'Donohoe (Connacht Rugby)



Munster Rugby
Ins:
BJ Botha (Ulster Rugby)
Ian Keatley (Connacht Rugby)


Outs:
Tony Buckley (Sale Sharks)
Paul Warwick (Stade Francais)
Ian Dowling (retired)
Alan Quinlan (retired)
Dave Ryan (released)
Sam Tuitupou (Sale Sharks)

Newport Gwent Dragons
Ins:
Joe Bedford (Rotherham ***ans)
Jamie Smith (Ulster Rugby)


Outs:
Joe Bearman (Ospreys)


Ospreys
Ins:
Aaron Jarvis (Bath Rugby)
George Stowers (London Irish)
Kahn Fotuali'i (Crusaders)
Joe Bearman (Newport Gwent Dragons)


Outs:
Matthew Jarvis (Connacht Rugby)
James Hook (USA Perpignan)
Lee Byrne (Ospreys)
Craig Mitchell (Exeter Chiefs)
Andy Lloyd (retired)
Marty Holah (Waikato Rugby)
Jerry Collins (Yamaha Jubilo)
Mike Phillips (released)


Scarlets
Ins:




Outs:
Martin Roberts (Northampton Saints)
Steve Shingler (London Irish)
Regan King (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Jonny Fa'amatuainu (released)


Benetton Treviso
Ins:
Alberto di Bernardo (CS Bourgoin-Jallieu)




Outs:




Ulster Rugby
Ins:
John Afoa (Blues)
Callum Black (Worcester Warriors)
Lewis Stevenson (Harlequins RU)
Mike McComish (Connacht Rugby)
Jared Payne (Auckland Blues)


Outs:
BJ Botha (Munster Rugby)
Ryan Caldwell (Bath Rugby)
TJ Anderson (Connacht Rugby)
Niall O'Connor (Connacht Rugby)
Mark McCrea (Connacht Rugby)
Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors)
Jamie Smith (Newport Gwent Dragons)

Top 14 Transfers
SU Agen
Ins:
Marc Giraud (Montpellier Herault RC)
Alberto Vernet Basualdo (Stade Toulousain)


Outs:
Brice Mach (Castres Olympique)
Florent Cazeaux (US Carcassonne)


Aviron Bayonnais
Ins:
Byron Kelleher (Stade Toulousain)
Sione Lauaki (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Marvin O'Connor (FC Grenoble)


Outs:
Remy Martin (Montpellier Herault RC)
Ross Filipo (London Wasps)
Jean-Baptiste Peyras (Montpellier Herault RC)
Arnaud Heguy (Biarritz Olympique)
Craig Gower (released)


Biarritz Olympique
Ins:
Arnaud Heguy (Aviron Bayonnais)
Benoit Baby (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Seremaia Burotu (Suva Rugby)


Outs:
Ayoola Erinle (released)
Yann Fior (CA Brive)
Arnaud Mignardi (CA Brive)
Alexandre Barozzi (CA Brive)


CS Bourgoin-Jallieu
Ins:




Outs:
Arnauld Tchougong (Lyon OU)
Coenie Basson (Lyon OU)
Sebastien Laloo (Section Paloise)
Alberto di Bernardo (Benetton Treviso)
Gaetan Germain (Racing Metro 92)
Alexandre Dumoulin (Racing Metro 92)




CA Brive
Ins:
Yann Fior (Biarritz Olympique)
Arnaud Mignardi (Biarritz Olympique)
Petrus Hauman (Stade Aurillac)
Alexandre Barozzi (Biarritz Olympique)
Olivier Caisso (US Colomiers)


Outs:
Gerhard Vosloo (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Alexis Palisson (RC Toulon)
Shaun Perry (Worcester Warriors)
Fabrice Estebanez (Racing Metro 92)
Benoit Cabello (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Fabien Domingo (retired)
Alix Popham (released)
Viliame Waqaseduadua (released)
Luciano Orquera (released)


Castres Olympique
Ins:
Max Evans (Glasgow Warriors)
Saimone Taumoepeau (RC Toulon)
Brice Mach (SU Agen)
Thierry Lacrampe (Tarbes Rugby)
Remy Tales (Stade Rochelais)
Remy Lamerat (Stade Toulousain)
Marc-Antoine Rallier (US Colomiers)


Outs:
Sebastien Tillous-Borde (RC Toulon)
Yoan Audrin (Montpellier Herault RC)
Benjamin Kayser (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Cameron McIntyre (NEC Green Rockets)
Josh Tatapu (Exeter Chiefs)
Danie Saayman (Section Paloise)


ASM Clermont Auvergne
Ins:
Sitiveni Sivivatu (Waikato Chiefs)
Nathan Hines (Leinster Rugby)
Gerhard Vosloo (CA Brive)
Benjamin Kayser (Castres Olympique)
David Skrela (Stade Toulousain)
Lee Byrne (Ospreys)
Regan King (Scarlets)
Daniel Kotze (Stade Aurillac)
Benoit Cabello (CA Brive)


Outs:
Agustin Creevy (Montpellier Herault RC)
Benoit Baby (Biarritz Olympique)
Mario Ledesma (retired)
Thibault Privat (Montpellier Herault RC)
Tasesa Lavea (Sale Sharks)
Martin Scelzo (retired)
George Pisi (Northampton Saints)


Stade Rochelais
Ins:
Damien Cler (Stade Montois)


Outs:
Remy Tales (Castres Olympique)
Thomas Combezou (Montpellier Herault RC)


Montpellier Herault RC
Ins:
Remy Martin (Aviron Bayonnais)
Jean-Baptiste Peyras (Biarritz Olympique)
Yoan Audrin (Castres Olympique)
Agustin Creevy (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino (Leicester Tigers)
Clement Marienval (RC Toulon)
Thibault Privat (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Thomas Combezou (Stade Rochelais)


Outs:
Marc Giraud (SU Agen)
Danie Thiart (USA Perpignan)


USA Perpignan
Ins:
James Hook (Ospreys)
Danie Thiart (Montpellier Herault RC)


Outs:
Rimas Alvarez Kairelis (retired)
Manny Edmonds (retired)




Racing Metro 92
Ins:
Thomas Bianchin (FC Grenoble)
Fabrice Estebanez (CA Brive)
Alexandre Dumoulin (CS Bourgoin-Jallieu)
Gaetan Germain (CS Bourgoin-Jallieu)
Guillaume Bousses (Stade Francais)


Outs:
Fabrice Culine (released)




Stade Francais
Ins:
Paul Warwick (Munster Rugby)
Arthur Chollon (Union Bordeaux-Begles)
Stan Wright (Leinster Rugby)
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (Pampas XV)
Felipe Contepomi (RC Toulon)
Morgan Turinui (US Dax)

Outs:
Lionel Beauxis (Stade Toulousain)
Guillaume Bousses (Racing Metro 92)


RC Toulon
Ins:
Bakkies Botha (Blue Bulls)
Steffon Armitage (London Irish)
Alexis Palisson (CA Brive)
Sebastien Tillous-Borde (Castres Olympique)
Julien Dumora (Section Paloise)
Matt Giteau (CA Brumbies)
Eifion Lewis-Roberts (Sale Sharks)
Seva Rokobaro (Pays d'Aix RC)


Outs:
Clement Marienval (Montpellier Herault RC)
Tom May (Northampton Saints)
Saimone Taumoepeau (Castres Olympique)
Fotunuupule Auelua (NTT Communications)


Stade Toulousain
Ins:
Timoci Matanavou (Stade Montois)
Lionel Beauxis (Stade Francais)
Luke McAlister (Auckland Blues)
Luke Burgess (NSW Waratahs)
Gurthro Steenkamp (Blue Bulls)


Outs:
David Skrela (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
Byron Kelleher (Aviron Bayonnais)
Remy Lamerat (Castres Olympique)
Albert Vernet Basualdo (SU Agen)

If you have any new transfers or you notice mistakes could you post thew below

 
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Also, Leinster out:
Stan Wright (Stade Francais)
Stewart Maguire (Connacht)
Stephen Keogh (Shannon, Head Coach)
 
Add Tuitupou to Sale too and Dave Ryan been released for Munster
 
Sean Cronin to Leinster....seems to be a trend!...i think this highlights the purpose connaught rugby plays in Ireland. In truth they are more like a Free agents pool for the other 3 to pick from than a province!
 
Here are the confirmed transfers you missed or forgot, if you want a source for any of them just ask

Aironi
Outs:
Vickus Liebenberg (Aix-en-Provence) http://www.rugbyactu.com/pro-d2-aix-recrute-liebenberg-236609.html
Gareth Krause (retired) http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/news/14007.php

Connacht
Ins:
Eoghan Grace (Exeter) http://www.irishrugby.ie/mobile/22704.php
Dave Moore (Harlequins) http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3551_6873647,00.html

Outs:
Fionn Carr (released, destination likely to be Ulster or Leinster)

Glasgow
Outs:
Kevin Tkachuk (released) http://www.google.com/hostednews/uk...no41vvJpqZRYDVH5A?docId=N0329191301575429420A

Munster
Outs:
Sam Tuitupou (Sale) http://www.google.com/hostednews/uk...wSMDLMuAS-DHQoGHQ?docId=N0516251302508236851A

Scarlets
Outs:
Jonny Fa'amatuainu (released) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/13091980.stm

Ospreys
Outs:
Andy Lloyd (retired) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/my_club/ospreys/9359041.stm
Marty Holah (Waikato) http://www.magnersleague.com/news/7671.php
Jerry Collins (Yamaha Júbilo) http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/sports/T110418003604.htm
Mike Phillips (released, likely to go to France) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/13064808.stm

Treviso
Ins:
Alberto di Bernardo (Bourgoin)

Agen
Ins:
Alberto Vernet Basualdo (Toulouse)

Bayonne
Outs:
Craig Gower (released, considering offers from Penrith Panthers and Aironi)

Biarritz
Ins:
Seremaia Burotu (CT, Suva)

Outs:
Alexandre Barozzi (Brive)

Bourgoin
Outs:
Arnauld Tchougong (Lyon)
Coenie Basson (Lyon)
Sébastien Lalôo (Pau)
Alberto di Bernardo (Treviso)
Gaëtan Germain (Racing-Métro)
Alexandre Dumoulin (Racing-Métro)

Brive
Ins:
Alxandre Barozzi (Biarritz)
Olivier Caisso (Colomiers)

Outs:
Benoît Cabello (Clermont)
Fabien Domingo (retired)
Viliame Waqaseduadua (released)
Luciano Orquera (released, likely to join Aironi)

Castres
Ins:
Marc-Antoine Rallier (Colomiers)
Clément Marienval (Toulon)

Outs:
Cameron McIntyre (NEC Green Rockets)
Danie Saayman (Pau)

Clermont
Ins:
Benoît Cabello (Brive)

Andrei Ostrikov is not joining Clermont and is likely to join Sale

Outs:
Martín Scelzo (retired)
George Pisi (Northampton)
Marius Joubert (Sharks)

Sione Lauaki is now staying at Clermont

Montpellier
Ins:
Agustín Creevy (Pampas XV)

Outs:
Danie Thiart (Perpignan)

Perpignan
Ins:
Danie Thiart (Montpellier)

Outs:
Rimas Ãlvarez Kairelis (retired)
Manny Edmonds (retired)

Racing-Métro
Ins:
Alexandre Dumoulin (Bourgoin)
Gaëtan Germain (Bourgoin)
Guillaume Boussès (Stade Français)

Outs:
Fabrice Culine (released)

Stade Français
Ins:
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro (Pampas XV)
Felipe Contepomi (Toulon)
Morgan Turunui (Dax)

Outs:
Guillaume Boussès (Racing-Métro)
Mathieu Bastareaud (Toulon)

Toulon
Ins:
Nicolas Agnesi (Pau)
Seva Rokobaro (Aix-en-Provence)
Mathieu Bastareaud (Stade Français)

Toulouse
Outs:
Alberto Vernet Basualdo (Agen)

Exeter
Outs:
Eoghan Grace (Connacht)

Harlequins
Outs:
Dave Moore (Connacht)

Leeds
Outs:
Luther Burrell (Sale)

London Irish
Outs:
George Stowers (Ospreys) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/my_club/ospreys/9434573.stm
Chris Malone (retired)

Wasps
Outs:
Serge Betsen (retired)
Dave Walder (Mitsibushi Dynoboars) http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/stand...la-mapusua-thinks-of-perfect-farewell-gift.do

Northampton
Outs:
Dan Vickerman (Waratahs) http://www.theaustralian.com.au/new...look-to-waratahs/story-e6frg7o6-1226030314527

Sale
Ins:
Luther Burrell (Leeds)
Vadim Cobalas (VVA-Podmoskovye)

Outs:
Sisa Koyamaibole (Lyon)
Nic Rouse (Nottingham) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/13079258.stm

Saracens
Ins:
Huia Edmonds (Brumbies) http://www.espnscrum.com/super-rugby-2011/rugby/story/133028.html

Outs:
Matt Parr (Nottingham) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/9403949.stm
 
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Neither Luther Burrell in or Sisa Koyamaibole out have been confirmed

Luther Burrell is pretty much a done deal as he's said in interviews he's definitely on his way, however Sisa leaving is nothing more than a rumour atm
 
Most of these transfers have not been confirmed yet or have happened before the end of this season like Vadim Cobalas is already in the Sale squad
 
Neither Luther Burrell in or Sisa Koyamaibole out have been confirmed

Luther Burrell is pretty much a done deal as he's said in interviews he's definitely on his way, however Sisa leaving is nothing more than a rumour atm

Both Burrell and Koyamaibole are done deals

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co....erate_for_leeds_carnegie_to_stay_up_1_3235039

Burrell, who recently turned down a new deal at Headingley in favour of joining Sale

http://www.rugby-transferts.com/pro...e-un-premier-gros-poisson-pour-le-top-14.html

Ultra favori pour la montée , le LOU a déjà commencé son marché en vue du Top14. Et les Lyonnais viennent de ferrer un gros poisson en la personne de Sisa Koyamaibole selon Midi Olympique.Le troisième ligne centre ou deuxième ligne fidjien, qui évoluait à Sale après être passé par Toulon, était également en contact avec Brive mais a préféré l'offre lyonnaise.

Vadim Cobalas is not in the Sale squad yet

I can assure you all of these are confirmed, trust me, I can show you the sources for every single one
 
Yorkshire Evening Post is hardly a reputable source.
 
Until they are confirmed by Sale they aren't confirmed, even if I do believe both will happen (Luther arriving, Sisa leaving)

Also, Cobalas is in the squad as he's already played for Sale Jets and appears on the squad list on the site...
http://www.salesharks.com/players?id=217
 
Nice list there OP.

I just done a quick count (of the first post) and it shows the following:

AP
In 55
Out 37

ML
In 28
Out 42

Top14
In 59
Out 35

The ML teams buy in less players probably because of the number of non qualified players allowed in each country. The AP and T14 have similar percentages coming and going.
 
Possibly the most pointless set of stats I've ever seen.
 
Aled Thomas (London Welsh RFC)-> Scarlets
Can't find a link though...
 
Paul O'Donohoe to Connacht:
http://officialconnachtrugby.blogspot.com/2011/04/connacht-sign-scrumhalf-paul-odonohoe.html

Good move for all concerned. POD is a good player, certainly good enough for the ML, but stuck behind Boss and Reddan so never likely to see much game time. Perhaps this is the move he needs to kick start his career. With Moore, Murphy and now O'Donohoe, there'll be a lot of competition for that Connacht nine shirt next season.

I have never been a big fan of O'Donohue but Elwood could make something out of him however Connacht need to be given the means to sign real promising up and coming talent from the other provinces as the only real main irish prospect they have signed is Maguire (I think he has some good talent just needs to improve his fitness). O'Connor, McCrea and Anderson are never going to be top class players and I think some real young Irish talent are stuck behind a big queue at their respective provinces. For example Nagle has a big future for Munster but is behind Ryan, MOD, DOC and POC. He has the talent to be a future Irish international and he needs game at the highest club levels now. He could spend two year getting lots of game time in the amlin challenge cup (or even Heineken cup) with Connacht and then return to Munster as DOC, POC and MOD all begin to retire.
 
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