Rugby Rumours: USA import, Returning Puma, Brits to Bulls and Hassle with Hassler

Paul Lasike, Mario Ledesma, Schalk Brits, Jeff Hassler
Paul Lasike, Mario Ledesma, Schalk Brits, Jeff Hassler

USA import:

Ex-NFL star Paul Lasike has recently broken into the USA Eagles side, having played his rugby in the MLR with the Utah Warriors.

But he is looking for a new contract further afield, and luckily for him his form hasn't gone unnoticed in the Premiership (Harlequins) and Championship (London Irish/Ealing).

Returning Puma:

The Argentinian veteran Mario Ledesma is set to return to their international set-up after his time with the Jaguares, to forfil a more senior role within the UAR.

The former Puma, who has participated in three World Cups, will be replacing Daniel Hourcade, who has resigned after some very poor form in recent times.

Brits to Bulls:

The former Saracens hooker Schalk Brits was recently lured out of retirement to join the Springboks during the summer tests against England.

There is potentially more left in his career than perviously thought, with an offer on the table with the Bulls in Super Rugby, who look to fill the void left by Strauss.

Hassle with Hassler:

Canadian international Jeff Hassler left Welsh side Ospreys at the end of last season after five years with the Pro14 outfit.

With a move to Harlequins on the cards, it has come to light that he has had a change of heart, leaving the Rugby scene behind to persue Sailing back in Canada.