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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. 

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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, 11:10

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, 10:28
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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, 6:13
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Munster and IRFU circling England centres

Munster have drawn up a wish list to replace Antoine Frisch, who is firmly in the sights of big-spending Toulon after pledging his…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
13 Apr 2024, 5:58
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Fissler Confidential: Exeter eye Welsh star as Scottish one exits

Tonga lock Vaea Fifita is being marketed to clubs in France and Japan, with the Scarlets seemingly willing to offload his estimate…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
13 Apr 2024, 4:54
Opinion

14 of the biggest transfer flops in rugby union history

RG Snyman was branded the worst signing ever following Munster’s Champions Cup at the hands of Northampton Saints last weekend.

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
11 Apr 2024, 9:44

Toulon owner may have given up on signing Zach Mercer

Toulon owner Bernard Lemaitre has moved to pour cold water on a potential move to the Cote d’Azur this summer for England intern…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
08 Apr 2024, 9:45
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Scotland and Exeter prop Alec Hepburn to join Scarlets

Scotland and former England loosehead Alec Hepburn will become the latest international to leave Exeter Chiefs when his contract r…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
06 Apr 2024, 7:48
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Fissler Confidential: Leinster's up-hill battle for Taniela Tupou

Antoine Frisch pledging his international allegiances to France might not be enough to secure himself a move to one of a trio of T…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
06 Apr 2024, 6:41

Saracens announce Owen Farrell successor

Gallagher Premiership champions Saracens have confirmed the signing of fly-half Fergus Burke from the Crusaders as the long-term r…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
02 Apr 2024, 11:16
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Fissler Confidential: Faf too expensive? Quins line up Sinfield

Montpellier were rebuffed in a move for the 26-year-old, so they went for Billy Vunipola instead. However, the whispers are that M…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
30 Mar 2024, 5:44
Opinion

Misguided pile-ons do more harm than good to women's rugby

In my job, social media is a necessary evil, but the cesspit that is X, formally Twitter, managed to outdo itself this week after …

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
29 Mar 2024, 10:42

Toulon president confirms signing of England duo

Toulon president Bernard Lemaitre has confirmed that England internationals Kyle Sinckler and Lewis Ludlam have signed three-year …

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
28 Mar 2024, 12:32
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Danny Care shuns French offers to stay in England

Danny Care is set to end speculation on his future by signing a one-year deal to extend his career with Harlequins and turn his ba…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
28 Mar 2024, 5:34
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Louis Rees-Zammit signs for Roc Nation ahead of his Kansas visit

The former Wales winger has linked up with the management giants after visiting the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and Denver Bro…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
26 Mar 2024, 12:02
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Mako Vunipola has held talks about joining Billy at Montpellier

The 33-year-old prop, who missed the Rugby World Cup earlier this season because of a back injury, retired from international rugb…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
26 Mar 2024, 7:41

Super Bowl champs eye NFL hopeful Louis Rees-Zammit

Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, have emerged as potential contenders in the race to sign up former Wales superstar L…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
25 Mar 2024, 9:58

Saracens drop biggest clue yet on Owen Farrell's replacment

Saracens have dropped a major hint that they have reached an agreement to sign highly-rated Crusaders fly-half Fergus Burke after …

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
24 Mar 2024, 6:23
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Fissler Confidential: Owen Farrell's replacement... and a Bok rebuffing

Toulon and Montpellier are among the Top 14 clubs exploring the possibility of taking Munster outside centre Antoine Frisch back t…

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
23 Mar 2024, 3:52

Rees-Zammit's vist 2 teams as his NFL journey heats up

Louis Rees-Zammit is taking another giant step towards a career in the NFL as he begins a series of team visits after dazzling on …

Neil Fissler
Neil Fissler
22 Mar 2024, 12:16
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