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Neil Fissler

Neil Fissler is an experienced Fleet Street hack with the Daily Star Sunday and then the Sunday Express and has been breaking most of rugby's biggest transfer stories for over 20 years for Rugby Times, The Rugby Paper and now RugbyPass. A respected historian who has written over 20 books. 

82 Articles

Munster line up Tom Farrell to replace Antoine Frisch

Munster are understood to have lined up Connacht’s long-serving former Ireland under-20 international outside centre Tom Farrell…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
09 May 2024, 13:28
Opinion

15 more of the biggest transfer flops in rugby union history

After releasing the first part of our worst signings in rugby history series, we opened the doors for readers' suggestions to go a…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
09 May 2024, 13:18
Exclusive

Fissler Confidential: Wallaby medical and England prop faces axe

Exeter Chiefs will complete the signing of Hunter Paisami after the Wallaby centre underwent a medical Down Under ahead of the mov…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
04 May 2024, 7:04

Leinster No.8 Max Deegan to switch provinces

Ulster are poised to steam the flow of players leaving Belfast after swooping on Champions Cup semi-finalists Leinster to land Ire…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
03 May 2024, 13:57
Exclusive

How much Toulon paid Munster for Antoine Frisch

Antoine Frisch will sign a four-year deal with Top 14 giants Toulon after they agreed a €300,000 (£257,524) transfer fee with M…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
03 May 2024, 13:08
Exclusive

SRU on verge of landing Mosese Tuipulotu from Tahs

Gregor Townsend is on the verge of luring NSW Waratahs inside centre Mosese Tuipulotu to Scotland to reunite with elder Sione, jus…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
02 May 2024, 13:55
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Gloucester in talks with former England lock prospect

Gloucester have had talks with lock Elliott Stooke about making a return to Kingsholm when his contract with bitter West Country r…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
02 May 2024, 11:56

Hacjivah Dayimani exits SA on back of Springboks snub

French giants Racing 92 are poised to make their fourth signing for next season, with Stormers back-row Hacjivah Dayimani on the v…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
02 May 2024, 9:28
Exclusive

Henry Slade and Exeter Chiefs smash stalemate with new deal

England outside centre Henry Slade has pledged his future to Exeter Chiefs by finally signing a new one-year contract with the opt…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
02 May 2024, 8:17
Exclusive

Fissler Confidential: Radwan eyed to replace exit-bound England wing

Gloucester are keeping tabs on Newcastle Falcons flyer Adam Radwan, but it is not a move that they are planning for next season. I…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
27 Apr 2024, 6:28
Exclusive

Ex-Springboks assistant Frans Ludeke a shock contender to land URC job

Kubota Spears boss Frans Ludeke has emerged as a shock contender to take over the reins at the financially troubled United Rugby C…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
24 Apr 2024, 7:49
Exclusive

Mark McCall launches centre search after serious Olly Hartley setback

The 22-year-old is set to miss the rest of 2024 after it was revealed he suffered ACL damage in the 46-24 victory in London, which…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
24 Apr 2024, 6:20

Philippe Saint-Andre targeted for DoR role - report

Lyon have approached former France coach Philippe Saint-André to become Director of Rugby and work alongside current boss Fabien …

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
22 Apr 2024, 13:42

Johann Ackermann ready to walk out on club to make return

Johan Ackermann admits that he could return to South Africa at the end of the season despite having another year left to run on hi…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
22 Apr 2024, 8:16

Former Leinster star set to join Castres staff

Castres head coach, former Ireland and Lions lock Jeremy Davidson, has turned to Chris Whitaker to fill his vacant attack coach jo…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
22 Apr 2024, 6:36
Exclusive

Fissler Confidential: Outlandish Maro Itoje rumour put to bed

You could have been forgiven for thinking April Fools Day is happening twice this year after far-fetched rumours reached Fissler C…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
20 Apr 2024, 6:57

14 rugby transfers to get excited about ahead of next season

Leinster's signing of Jordie Barrett from the Hurricanes is maybe the standout move in this season's flurry of rugby transfers.

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
18 Apr 2024, 11:04
Exclusive

Ex-All Black Aaron Cruden emerges as a candidate for Ireland move

Ulster are considering a move for veteran former All Blacks playmaker Aaron Cruden as they look to increase their options at fly-h…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
16 Apr 2024, 12:10

Stormers fight off English interest in Connor Evans

The Stormers have moved to keep highly-rated lock Connor Evans out of the clutches of admiring Premiership clubs after signing him…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
14 Apr 2024, 11:28
Exclusive

England centre Guy Porter set for Super switch

England centre Guy Porter looks set to be on the move to Super Rugby after Leicester Tigers announced he was leaving at the end of…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
13 Apr 2024, 7:13
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