Perpignan looking to Hook James

James Hook is reported to have been offered a lucrative three-year contract by the French Top14 club Perpignan.

The Ospreys’ Wales and British and Irish Lions back is just twenty four years old and is said to be interested in a move away from the Liberty Stadium even though he has 15 months left to run on his contract.

Hook has made it clear that he wants to play at fly half but has lost his place with the Ospreys to the 20-year old Dan Biggar.

With the Wales national side Hook had been in a battle for the number 10 jersey with Scarlets Stephen Jones but Jones appears to have won that battle.

In the November Internationals Hook was forced to play at fullback after Wales‘ regular fullback Lee Byrne was injured.

Hook fears that without him getitng regular game time at fly half and with him playing at centre for the Ospreys he will have little chance of the No 10 shirt at next year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Cardiff Blues and Worcester Warriors are also said to have made inquiries about Hook.

Sources in France suggest the Ospreys have turned down an initial approach from Perpignan and that the Ospreys are likely to maintain their stance despite Hook’s desire to leave.
















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