Rugby Rumours: Ford, Fijian flyer, Bristol aim high and Halfpenny's return.

Mike Ford, Timoci Nagusa, Ma'a Nonu and Leigh Halfpenny
Mike Ford, Timoci Nagusa, Ma'a Nonu and Leigh Halfpenny

Boudjellal talks Ford:

It has been reported that ex-Bath Rugby Head Coach Mike Ford is in talks with Mourad Boudjellal on joining Toulon.

They are due to meet later this week to discuss his replacing Dominguez, although Vern Cotter's name is also linked with the club (but unlikely).

Fijian non-Flyer:

Timoci Nagusa has yet to returned to his Top 14 club side Montpellier.

He was in Fiji during the off season and hasn't returned, there's much speculation on why, but it is clear Jake White isn't happy and Nagusa could be forced to leave the club.

Bristol aim high:

With the club's billionaire owner, Steve Lansdown, at the helm it's not hard to figure out why they are looking for some big-name, marquee signings.

Rumour has it that Ma'a Nonu tops the wish-list of the newly promoted Aviva Premiership side.

Halfpenny Fast-tracked:

The Welsh fullback has already confirmed his availability for next summer's British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.

Toulon have allowed his release, and with his (18 from 18) 100% success rate with the boot in the Top 14 this season, he's a shoe-in for the Lions 15 jersey.