Rugby Rumours: Martin Haag, BOD with the Lions, Fearns Returns, Etzebeth cashes in

Martin Haag, Brian O'Driscoll, Carl Fearns and Eben Etzebeth
Martin Haag, Brian O'Driscoll, Carl Fearns and Eben Etzebeth

Haag keen on Bristol:

Martin Haag recenlty left the head coach of England U20s after leading them to World Cup glory in the summer.
He is now the favourite to take over from Andy Robinson... Haag was at the club as forwards coach under Richard Hill from 2003 to 2007.

BOD with the Lions:

As we know by now Warren Gatland will be heading up the British and Irish Lions with their 2017 tour to New Zealand.

With Joe Schmidt recently counting himself out, it looks like the Lions have looked outside head coaches, and onto Irish Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll.

Fearns Returns:

There has been fuel added to the Gloucester Rugby transfer fire, with Matt Kvesic expected to join Exeter Chiefs and Ben Morgan linked with a move away, there's room for a big, ball-carrying back-rower.

Carl Fearns lost out to the over-hyped Sam Burgess at Bath, then moved to Lyon, but is now looking to revive his international ambitions with England at Gloucester.

Etzebeth cashes in:

Eben Etzebeth's link to Bristol Rugby isn't a new one but there's been a rumour of the amount of wedge he's on.

If signed, he's expected to play around 6 games before returning to Super Rugby, and at £40k a game who wouldn't do it!!!