I've decided to put together another list of who I think is out of contract to give us a list of squad strength, who is expected to leave or confirmed leavers and any additions for this year. Where the contract length has not been stated I've guessed and following the restart period where some signed extensions but were never announced I’ve just given up on guessing.
Rumoured / Confirmed Leavers - Elrington, Matu’u, Kepu (NPC), Mahu, Meakes (LA Giltinis), Brophy-Clews (Retirement), Meehan, Homer (Retirement), Naholo, Groom, Podrezov, Kerr.
Rumoured / Confirmed Joiners - Gigena (Prop), Van Der Merwe (Prop), Willemse (Hooker), White (Scrum Half), O’Sullivan (Scrum Half), Jennings (Fly Half), Janse Van Rensburg (Centre), Rowe (Wing).
Squad Size 2020-2021
- 55 Total Players (last season 68!)
- 38 Senior Players (1 loaned out, 1 short-term in) (last season 54)
- 17 Academy (last season 14)
- LH – Dell, Elrington, Goodrick-Clarke, Gigena
- TH – Kepu, Hoskins, Chawatama
- Academy – Haffar (Year 1), Green (Year 2)
Incoming – Facunda Gigena is a done deal and he has joined mid-season. Vladimir Podrezov also joined mid-season at least until the end of the season as Tighthead cover. Another Tighthead, Van Der Merwe is joining from La Rochelle.
- Creevy, Ma’atu, Cornish
- Academy – Ben Atkins (Year 3), Joe Vajner (Year 1)
Incoming – Mike Willemse will join from Edinburgh for next season.
- Coleman, Simmons, Nott, Mahu
- Academy – Munga (Year 2)
Incoming – No expected joiners.
- O’Brien, Cowan, Mafi, Ioane (On Loan to Glasgow), Curtis-Harris, Cooke
- Academy – Donnell (Year 3), Smart (Year 2), Moore-Aiono (Year 3), Brooke (Year 1), Davis (Year 1)
Incoming - Another potential star from Cardiff Met is joining the Academy, Tom Pearson, formerly for the Gloucester Academy (like WGC).
- Tuisue, Rogerson
- Academy – Rhodes (Year 1)
Incoming – None expected.
- Meehan, Phipps, Brand
- Academy – Englefield (Year 3), Morgan (Year 1)
Incoming – Ben White and Hugh O’Sullivan coming from Tigers and Leinster respectively. Brand and Englefield are staying for at least another year.
- Jackson, Brophy-Clews, Atkins
- Academy – Smurdon (Year 1?)
Incoming – Club signed Rory Jennings from Clermont Auvergne.
- Hepetema, Rona, Williams, Cokanasiga, Meakes (Short Term)
- Academy – Joseph (Year 1)
Incoming – Benhard Janse Van Rensburg is joining from Japan.
- Loader, Naholo, Hassell-Collins, Kerr
- Academy – Dykes and Harmes (both Year 1)
Incoming – Kyle Rowe, formerly of Scotland 7s is joining from Edinburgh.
- Homer, Parton, Stokes
- Academy – None
Incoming – None expected.