Rugby Rumours: Saints for a Springbok, Tanner going North, Ford gets the boot and French sponsorship

Cobus Reinach, Will Tanner, Mike Ford and the French National team
Cobus Reinach, Will Tanner, Mike Ford and the French National team

Saints for a Springbok:

South African scrum-half Cobus Reinach currently plays for the Sharks in Super Rugby... but not for long, he's soon coming to the UK.

He's caught the attention of Northampton Saints, and if he makes anything like the impression Francois Hougaard did in Worcester, they're onto a winner.

Tanner going North:

Will Tanner has been applying his craft in the National leagues with Hartpury, but has previously had spells at Bath, Bristol (amoungst others).

He's been on fire with the dominant National 1 League side and has been reportedly approached by both Sale and Newcastle.

Ford gets the boot:

Mike Ford recently made the move to the south of France with Toulon as their Head Coach, but the French giants are proving to be as fickle as you might of guessed.

They won't be extending his contract come June, not impressed with some recent losses they are looking for a change of pace with potential recruit Fabien Galthie.

French sponsorship:

Sticking with France, for the first time they looking for a shirt sponsorship, the deal for their national team's shirt could be worth up to €10 million!

Orange, Adidas and BMW are all named as contenders for that prime piece of real estate.