Rugby Rumours: Sharks find Sanderson, Kolisi move, Quins to Falcons and Top 14 switch


Sharks find Sanderson:

Former Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond said family reasons prompted him to end his time with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Since his departure, they have been circling Saracens' Forward coach Alex Sanderson, who would take the reigns as Director of Rugby with Sale Sharks

Kolisi move:

World Cup winning South Africian skipper Siya Kolisi is set to join Sharks from the Stormers despite being their club captain.

The Stormers will be looking for a BIG name to add to their squad, after the franchise had a huge investment from a US consortium, becoming their majority shareholder.

Quins to Falcons:

There have been recent rumours surrounding Harlequins stalwart Mike Brown leaving the London club and heading North to join Newcastle Falcons.

Brown will be rekindling his relationship with current Falcons' Director of Rugby Dean Richards, who coached him in his early years at Quins.

Top 14 switch:

It wasn't long ago that winger Gabriel Ibitoye shocked many English rugby fans and left Harlequins for pastures new in the Top 14 with Agen.

He hasn't quit found his feet in Lot-et-Garonne, but he has had a couple of other French clubs on his case including Montpellier, Bayonne and Toulon.