31 August 2005
Keep up to date with all the transfer activity in the Guinness Premiership during the summer ahead of the new season on RFU.com - the official website of the Rugby Football Union.
New players: Andy Dunne (Fly half - Harlequins), Michael Stephenson (Winger - Newcastle Falcons), Pieter Dixon (Hooker - Stormers), David Bory (Winger - Castres), Peter Short (Flanker - Narbonne)
Players leaving: Mike Tindall (Centre - Gloucester), Jonathan Humphreys (Hooker - retired, Assistant coach) Geraint Lewis (Flanker - Bristol), Robbie Fleck (Centre - retired because of injury)
New players: Mark Regan (Hooker - Leeds Tykes), Lee Robinson (Winger - Plymouth Albion), Mariano Sambucetti (Lock - Buenos Aires), Gareth Llewellyn (Lock - Narbonne) Roy Winters (Number 8 - NEC Harlequins), Vaughan Going (Full back - Beziers), Paul Hull (Assistant Coach - London Irish), Mark Denney (Centre - Castres), David Lemi (Eing - Samoa), Tommy Hayes (Fly half - Worcester), Brian Lima (Centre - Munster), Andy Reay (Centre - Harlequins), Dan Ward Smith (No 8 - Plymouth Albion), Jake Rauluni (Scrum half , Martin Rospide (Prop - Argentina).
Players leaving: Ed Pearce (Lock - released), Mark Woodrow (Fly half - released), Hentie Martens (Scrum half - released), Luke Nabaro (Winger - released), Jim Brownrigg (No 8 - released), Owen Evans (Winger - released), Adam Billig (Full back - released)
New players: Ludovic Mercier (Fly half - Pau), Mike Tindall (Centre - Bath), Peter Richards (Scrum half - London Wasps), Patrice Collazo (Prop - Toulouse), Quinton Davids (Locks - Western Province), Rob Thirlby (Wing - Penzance & Newlyn), Bryan Redpath (Assistant coach - Sale)
Players leaving: Andy Gomersall (Scrum half - Worcester), Dave Ellis (Defence coach), Nigel Melville (Director of Rugby).
New players: Nathan Thomas (Flanker - Cardiff Blues), Roland Reid (No 8 London Irish), Justin Marshall (Scrum half - Canterbury), Gordon Bullough (Hooker - ), Roland de Marigny (Full back - Parma), Kees Lensing (prop - Bulls), Daryl Powell (Assistant coach - Leeds Rhinos)
Players leaving: Alan Dickens (Scrum half - Saracens), Mark Regan (Hooker - Bristol Shoguns), Matt Holt (Prop - retired), Jon Callard (Assistant coach - RFU).
New players: Shane Jennings (Flanker - Leinster), Ian Humphreys (Fly half - Belfast Harlequins), Alejandro Moreno (Prop - Brive), Ian Nimmo (Lock - Heriots), Leo Cullen (Lock - Leinster),
Players leaving: Tom Ryder (Second row - Saracens), Neil Back (Flanker - moving to the coaching side at Leicester), Martin Johnson (Second row - Retired), Roger Warren (Fly half - released), Peter Cook (Prop - released), John Holtby (Winger - released)
New players: Dannie Coetzee (hooker - Blue Bulls), Michael Collins (Prop - Waikato Chiefs), Riki Flutey (Fly half - Wellington) Ben Willis (Scrum half - Beziers), Olivier Magne (Back row - Clermont Auvergne), Toby Booth (Forwards Coach), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (No 8 - San Isidro, Buenos Aires), James Storey (Centre), Paul Franze (Centre - Penrith Panthers -RL).
Players leaving: Geoff Appleford (Centre - Northampton Saints), Gary Gold (Head Coach - Western Province), Paul Hull ( Assistant coach - Bristol Shoguns), Mark Mapletoft (Fly half - Saracens Academy coach)
New players: Jeremy Staunton (Fly half - Harlequins), Eion Redden (Scrum half - Munster), David Van Eyk (Prop - Waikato), Jon Dawson (Prop - Harlequins), Peter Bracken (Prop - Connacht).
Players leaving: Will Green (Prop - Leinster), Craig Dowd (Prop - Moving into a coaching role at the club), Peter Richards (Scrum half - Gloucester), Trevor Leota (Hooker - TBC), Warren Gatland (Director of Rugby - New Zealand)
New players: Tino Paoletti (Prop - Plymouth Albion), Andy Perry (Second row - Plymouth Albion), Anthony Elliott (Winger - Rotherham), James Hoyle (Centre/wing - Sale Sharks), Robbie Morris (Prop - Northampton Saints), Owen Finegan (FLanker - ACT Brumbies).
Players leaving: Epi Taione (Centre - Sale Sharks), Michael Stephenson (Winger - Newcastle Falcons), Craig Hamilton (Lock - Glasgow), Semo Sititi (No 8 - Borders), Galo Alvarez Quinones (Prop - released).
New players: Ben Lewitt (Flanker - Bedford Blues), Robbie Kydd (Utility back - Saracens), Sean Lamont (Wing - Glasgow), James Percival (Second row - Worcester), Colin Noon (Prop - Rotherham), David Quinlan (Centre - Leinster), Geoff Appleford (Centre - London Irish), Sam Harding (Flanker - Canterbury), Daniel Browne (No 8 - Grenoble), Luke Harbutt (Prop - on trial)- Saracens 2003/04 had a year out), Carlos SPencer (Fly half - Auckland)
Players leaving: Shane Drahm (Fly half - Worcester), Robbie Morris (Prop - Newcastle Falcons), Wylie Human (Winger - Cats), Marc Stcherbina (Centre - released), Mark Tucker (Centre - Worcester), Corne Krige (Flanker - retired), Ed Donoghue (Flanker - Worcester).
New players: Mark Taylor (Centre - Llanelli), Lionel Faure (Prop - Pau), Nathan Bonner Evans (Back row - Ospreys), Elvis Sevala'il (Wing/centre - Ospreys), Valentin Courant (Scrum half - Brive), Epi Taione (Centre - Newcastle Falcons), Daniel Larrechea (Fly half - Bayonne)
Players leaving: James Hoyle (Centre/wing - Newcastle Falcons), Mike Hercus (Fly half - Llanelli), Bryan Redpath (Assistant coach - Gloucester). Chris Rhys Jones (Wing - St Helens RL).
New players: Tom Ryder (Second row - Leicester Tigers), Alan Dickens (Dcrum half - Leeds Tykes), Andrew Farrell (Wigan RL), Nnambi Obi (WInger - Henley Hawks), Billy O'Driscoll (Centre - Henley Hawks), Emmanuel Amapakabo (Flanker - Brive)
Players leaving: Rafael Ibanez (Hooker - released)
New players: Andy Gomersall ( Scrum half - Gloucester), Shane Drahm (Fly half - Northampton Saints), Nicolas Le Roux (Full back - Brive), Ed O'Donoghue (Back row - Northampton), Chris Fortey (Hooker - Gloucester), Emiliano Bergamaschi (Prop - Saracens), Mark Tucker (Centre - Northampton), Johnny Tuamoheloa (Flanker - Newbury), Kai Horstmann (No 8 - Harlequins)
Players leaving: James Percival (Second row - Northampton Saints), Andy Keast (Coach - released), Neil COle (Scrum half - released), Ben Daly (Hooker - released), Mark Gabey (Flanker - released), Tommy Hayes (Fly half - Bristol), Neil Lyman (Prop - released), Brad Macleod Henderson (No 8 - released), Neil Mason (Flanker - released), Daren O'Leary (Full back - released), Duncan Roke (Centre - released), Giscard Pieters (Wing - released), Paul Sampson (Wing - released), Clive Stuart Smith 9Scrum half - Llanelli)