List of 2024–25 United Rugby Championship transfers

This is a list of player transfers involving United Rugby Championship teams before or during 2024–25 season.

Benetton

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Bulls

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Cardiff

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Connacht

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Dragons

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Edinburgh

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Glasgow Warriors

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Leinster

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Lions

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Munster

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Ospreys

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Scarlets

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Sharks

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Stormers

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Ulster

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Zebre Parma

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See also

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References

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  86. ^ "Antoine Frisch: Munster centre to join Toulon at end of season". BBC Sport. 24 May 2024. Retrieved 24 May 2024.
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  98. ^ "Scarlets sign Cheetahs hooker Marnus van der Merwe for next season". BBC Sport. 29 February 2024. Retrieved 29 February 2024.
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  100. ^ "Scarlets sign Ellis Mee from Nottingham". BBC Sport. 23 May 2024. Retrieved 23 May 2024.
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