An array of box-office stars will be making their debuts for new clubs when the Gallagher Premiership resumes this weekend.
Here the PA news agency looks at five of the best.
Country: Fiji, 10 caps
Possesses all the classic Fijian attributes – speed, strength, a wicked step and offload game – but is also capable of doing the unexpected to devastating effect. Expect him to cause havoc to defences by popping up across the field.
Country: England, 35 caps
One of England’s most exciting players despite filling the hard-grafting position of tighthead. The fiery Lions front row’s set-piece play has improved markedly since his Test debut in 2016, but it is his athleticism and skill that set him apart.
Country: England, 43 caps
A signing that could prove the difference in Sale’s push for the Premiership title, Tuilagi will add additional ball-carrying might to a team already possessing formidable power. Has nothing to prove, but his exit from Leicester will irk.
Country: England, 56 caps
Another high-profile Tiger to leave Welford Road during lockdown, May returns to his first and only other club as the most lethal wing in English rugby. Eddie Jones’ guidance has propelled him into a world-class finisher.
Frustrating week for me this week on the field. Good thing is there is always next week. Loving the new surroundings. The lads are definitely putting in the yards. Season not to far away.. don’t worry @harryapotter_ I’m not wearing your jersey I borrowed it from @tomvhardwick 👀… #preseason #newclub #tigers ❤️ week 3✅
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Country: Fiji, 29 caps
Position: Wing, centre
A 6ft 5ins, 19-stone frame has earned comparisons with Jonah Lomu and the well-travelled Fijian will add punch to a backline that has been depowered by Tuilagi’s departure. A high-profile signing who can kick goals as well as flatten opponents.