Speculation has surrounded a lot of Irish rugby players futures in recent weeks.
Simon Zebo has been linked with a move to Toulouse, Madigan has been linked with Bristol while Sean O’Brien has admitted that the Irish provinces simply cannot compete with the financial muscle of English and French teams.
The worrying news for the provinces is the fact that a lot of their big name Internationals are yet to sign new deals. Lets take at the Irish internationals yet to sign, province by province.
Conor Murray, Simon Zebo, Keith Earls
Sean O’Brien, Cian Healy, Jordi Murphy, Eoin Reddan & Mike Ross
Rory Best, Jared Payne
Worrying times ahead for the IRFU and their provinces.
*Update: Rory Best has signed a new two-year contract with Ulster today. One down