13 Jan 2015

Ben Franks linked with move to England

2:39 pm on 13 January 2015

The All Blacks prop Ben Franks has been linked with a move to England after this year's World Cup.

All Black prop Ben Franks

All Black prop Ben Franks Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Franks' contract is up after the tournament and ESPN is reporting that London Irish are confident of securing a deal for his services.

30-year-old Franks has played 41 times for the All Blacks and would be a valuable addition as he can play both propping positions.

2015 will be Franks' third Super Rugby season with the Hurricanes.

London Irish are yet to confirm who will be coaching the club next season.

Brian Smith, the current director of rugby, will return to Australia at the end of the current campaign with an announcement expected next week.

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