Nigel Davies, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Gloucester Rugby is preparing for life without his star player Freddie Burns but he has also admitted that he would be extremely disappointed if the player is already tapped up by their domestic rivals and reigning Premiership champions the Leicester Tigers.
The England international’s contract with the Cherry and Whites comes to an end at the close of this season and his future has been the subject of immense speculation with several media outlets linking him to a move to the East Midlands club either during this transfer window or in the summer.
Richard Cockerill, the Director of Rugby of the Leicester Tigers has publicly admitted that Burns would top his shopping list should his star player Toby Flood confirm his move to France with Toulouse and with such statements coming from a champion; it is easy for a player’s head to get turned.
But the Gloucester Rugby boss stated that he would be really disappointed, adding that there are rules and regulations and then again, there is the reality. He mentioned that they all understand what is happening and it is happening over the board and it is an issue that needs to be addressed as well.
He also mentioned that if the rules and regulations permit, then these things that are going must be put to an end.
Ever since he was courting interest from the Tigers, the Gloucester Rugby boss has benched Burns and he has also been left out of the England squad for the Six Nations Championship this season which the English team will kick off this month and will be a part of the England Saxons squad to take on Ireland later this month as he looks to keep his dream move alive.