Worcester Warriors are reported to be lining up Tub Rugby scrum half Will Chudley as a substitute for celebrity Francois Hougaard.
Hougaard is the largest title at Sixways and has been the centerpiece of the membership’s assault since arriving in 2016.
Now 32, Hougaard has scored 15 tries in 80 appearances for Worcester however is reported to be heading again to South Africa on the finish of the season, along with his former membership the Blue Bulls trying to carry him in as a substitute for Saracens-bound Ivan van Zyl.
Hougaard, who has 46 caps for the Springboks, has been a star within the Premiership since his arrival and loved large success in South African earlier than that, serving to the Bulls to back-to-back Tremendous Rugby titles in 2009 and 2010, in addition to successful the Currie Cup in 2009.
The Rugby Paper reviews Worcester director of rugby Alan Solomons and head coach Jonathan Thomas have their eyes set on Tub scrum half Chudley, 30, who has seen himself fall down the pecking order at The Rec because the arrival of excessive profile England quantity 9 Ben Spencer in the summertime.
Regardless of taking part in within the 2019 World Cup ultimate, Spencer is out of favour with England head coach Eddie Jones which means he has been on membership obligation each weekend because the season began, consequently Chudley has performed simply 48 minutes over three video games to this point this season.
Chudley joined Tub in 2018 having spent six seasons at Exeter Chiefs, successful the Gallagher Premiership title in his ultimate yr with the Devon-based membership, coming off the bench within the victory over Wasps within the ultimate.
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Earlier than that, East Midlands-born Chudley began his skilled profession at Championship aspect Bedford Blues earlier than spending a season at Newcastle Falcons.
Ought to Chudley depart on the finish of the season, it can depart Tub director of rugby Stuart Hooper seemingly needing to herald an extra scrum-half recruit, with Chris Cooke having been launched again in June, and subsequently picked up by Bristol Bears.
The leaves Tub with Oli Fox, Max Inexperienced and Tom Carr-Smith to supply cowl behind Spencer ought to Chudley depart.