Bath has arguably made the league’s best signing. The Scottish powerhouse is joining Premiership rugby for the first time and is going to be a player to watch for all fans in the league, not just the Bath faithful. Big deals mean big money, and it is rumoured that Russell enters the league as its highest paid player, and the experts say he is worth every penny. The Scotsman was electrifying for Scotland in the 2023 Six Nations, and the Bath attacking line can look forward to having a player that can dictate the tempo of a game.
Malins has been signed by the Bristol Bears and has quickly made the team look like contenders for a top-place finish. There is a lot of excitement about this player across the rugby world in general, and Bristol has made a statement of intent with this signing. Malins is a player you can build a team around. He may not be the only player to call Bristol home next season, so keep an eye on the latest rugby news to stay up to date with any new signings. Max is a top-scoring player and managed to get 11 tries last year. Many are expecting him to do the same again for Bristol in the 2023/24 season.
This player is making his return to the Premiership after a three-year sojourn in French rugby, and many British rugby fanatics are excited to see the top Tongalese stopper back in the mix. Sale has made a great buy with Veainu, and he will bring some more solidity to a team that could look fragile on occasion last time out. He has five years of experience in the league under his belt, after his legendary stint at Leicester Tigers, where he quickly became a fan favourite. Lightning will strike a second time in Sale, and Telusa’s name will ring out at the AJ Bell stadium.
This transfer of one of Wales’ hottest young talents has not been without controversy. On top of his Opsrey Academy pay saga, Wales Rugby Union rules mean a player must have 25 caps for his country or more to play for the national side if he is based in another country, such as England. When Hawkins made his way to Exeter Chiefs, he made his way out of contention to represent Wales at the 2023 World Cup with only has 5 caps for his nation. Wales’ loss is Exeter’s gain, and this thrilling young player will be a big force in Premiership Rugby next season.
Keep your eyes peeled for these players when the whole shebang begins again in October. Each one has game-changing abilities that will guarantee sparks fly all the way up to the last game. Enjoy next season; it is going to be a cracker with these bo