Rugby Rumours: Foden's NY escape, Quins move for Symons, Williams to Sale and Brive's loss

Ben Foden, Matt Symons, Mike Williams and Brive
Ben Foden, Matt Symons, Mike Williams and Brive

Foden's NY escape:

Northampton Saints have parted company with their stalwart full-back (and occassional wing) Ben Foden, who made 250 appearances for the club.

The 32 year-old is set to make waves over in the US, in the newly formed Major League Rugby with Rugby United New York.

Quins move for Symons:

Matt Symons is one of the A-List players on the Wasps' departing list, the second row was also at London Irish after moving from New Zealand in 2015.

The former Waikato Chief is reportedly being chased by Aviva Premiership side Harlequins, who will look to snap up the out of contract forward.

Williams to Sale:

It's rumoured that Sale Sharks have Leicester Tigers' back-rower Mike Williams in their sites for the 2018/19 Premiership season.

The Zimbabwean born flanker can also play at number 8 and in the second row, which would help the north-west side's engine room.

Brive's loss:

Brive, who have recently been relegated from the Top 14 are set to loose a number of their first team squad to tier 1 poachers because of it.

Players on the move include: Benito Masilevu (SU Agen), Samuel Marques (Toulon) and Fabien Sanconnie (Racing 92).