After months of contract negotiations, Wasps have confirmed that James Haskell, Riki Flutey and Tom Palmer are leaving the club the play in France.
Some have referred to the selection of Andy Goode into the England team, proving that overseas players can still be picked for International duty.
The draw of the French clubs’ spending power could see more English players heading south to play in the French Top 14 where there is no salary cap. This would mean that the elite player agreement between the English clubs and the RFU – whereby players are released two weeks prior to an international – would no longer be worth the RFU headed paper that it’s printed on.
On the other hand, perhaps our players will learn something from the French – a touch of flair that may improve our national side.
What do people think?