Rugby Rumours: Flood's back, Wales hunt Tom, Lyon put the breaks on and Dougall departs

Toby Flood, Tom Francis, Carl Fearns and Sean Dougall
Toby Flood, Tom Francis, Carl Fearns and Sean Dougall

Flood's back:

Toby Flood has had a decent run in the Top 14 with Toulouse since his arrival in 2014, but it seems he may be returning to England.

The international fly-half has drummed up interest at Worcester, Newcastle and in the Pro 12.

Wales hunt Tom:

After a strong Six Nations and his club side 2nd in the Aviva Premiership, Tom Francis is being hunted by the Welsh Regions, namely Cardiff.

With the WRU taking control of Newport Gwent Dragons, there is a huge push to attract the dual registered players back to Wales.

Lyon put the breaks on:

It was recently reported that Gloucester had done some shrewd business picking up Lyon's talismanic number 8, Carl Fearns.

Rumour has it Lyon have seen the error in their ways...

Dougall departs:

The ex-RedArmy export Sean Dougall is applying his trade in the South of France with Top 14's Pau.

After 3 years at Munster, and the couple of years with Section Paloise, Dougall could return to Ireland, with Ulster leading the charge.