However Devon Live understands the versatile forward, who can play both lock and backrow, has been released a year early from his deal at the Premiership and European champions and instead has accepted the offer of a two-year contract to play in Major League Rugby in the United States of America. The club has begun the process to replace Taylor and, on an interim basis, Tigers Academy head coach Matt Smith will take on the role. He is a world class individual and he is going to be missed. Arsenal face losing an expensive recruit in January after it was reported he wants out, while Leeds have a plan in place for life after Marcelo Bielsa, according to Wednesday's transfer gossip. “It has been a shorter stay than we would have all hoped, but we are grateful for what he has given to Tigers and wish him well in whatever comes next.”, Taylor added: "I wish the coaches, players and staff the very best.". document.getElementById('newsnowlogo').style.cursor='pointer'; Chiefs are set to sign prop Maks van Dyk according to The Rugby Paper with Exeter without both first choice tighthead props in England international Harry Williams and Wales’ Tomas Francis. Rob Baxter is set to add another South African to the Exeter Chiefs ranks according to the latest reports, as the director of rugby looks to deal with international call-ups. 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Lewies holds the 'universal respect' of those at all levels of Harlequins, according to head of rugby Paul Gustard, Former Gloucester fly-half Burns has been named in Andy Farrell's Ireland squad, that welcomes back Keith Earls into the fold, Neil Fissler reports on the future of Peter O'Mahony at the Irish province, as he enters the final year of his contract, Ealing Trailfinders could buy their way in to the Premiership as part of potential expansions for the league, according to reports, This article was brought to you by The Rugby Paper, the UK's best-selling rugby publication, on-sale every Sunday.To subscribe to The Rugby Paper CLICK HERE. Our. Rugby Rumours: Circling a Shark, Racing for Boffelli, Quins' Teddy and Vakatawa at Glaws Having spent three seasons with Gloucester Rugby between 2013-2016, Meakes is familiar to the Gallagher Premiership surroundings. Representatives of the Robins got involved in TalkSport's Takeover Day to help raise awareness. This is a list of player transfers involving Premiership Rugby teams before or during the 2020–21 season. Whether it's the Six Nations, The Rugby Championship or World Cup, Top 14, Gallagher Premiership, PRO14 or Super Rugby, we've got it covered. Taylor arrived in Leicester from Australia in June, ahead of the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign. “We are very happy that Billy has agreed to come on board until the end of January” said Exiles director of rugby Declan Kidney. All the latest concerning the club from Ashton Gate Stadium. The 36 Lions players who will head to South Africa, according to the odds, LOCKDOWN | Inside The Homes Of Star Rugby Players. 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According to The Rugby Paper, van Dyk will join the Devon club until the end of the 2020/21 season with the option of another year. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Transfer Centre has the latest Rugby transfer news, details on done deals, and speculation from the rumour mill. “Marc is an experienced player and a good scrummager who comes to us after a spell with Harlequins. 020 8971 4339 Email Neil, SUBSCRIPTIONS Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick said: “On behalf of the players, coaching team and everybody at Leicester Tigers, I thank Rob for his efforts and contribution to our club,” said Borthwick. Merrick, who already has Premiership experience with Harlequins, has arrived at Sixways after a season with Clermont Auvergne in France’s Top 14 while Thomas joins from Harlequins. "First and foremost, he has given a huge amount in his career, both emotionally and physically, to this club. 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You can unsubscribe at any time. 020 8971 4337 Email Sam, Neil Wooding, Trade Marketing Manager document.getElementById('newsnowlogo_a').style.textDecoration='none'; Meakes was a part of the Australia U20s squad for the 2011 IRB Junior World Championships, helping them to a third-place finish. Worcester Warriors have signed lock George Merrick and loosehead prop Marc Thomas for the start of the forthcoming Gallagher Premiership season. Australian centre Billy Meakes has signed with London Irish on a short-term contract until the end of January 2021. Australian international lock Dave Dennis has been released from his Exeter Chiefs contract a year early. 020 8971 4340 Email Adam, ADVERTISING AND MARKETING NewsNow aims to be the world's most accurate and comprehensive rugby union news aggregator, bringing you the latest RU headlines from the best rugby sites and other key national and international sports sources.