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Phoenix are delighted that five of their clients will be playing international rugby during the 2017 6 nations. Saints backrower Teimana Harrison has been selected in the England squad and will contend for a starting jersey at 7 or 8. Young Bristol loosehead prop Ollie Dawe and Exeter’s star half-back Jack Maunder are included in Dean Ryan’s under 20 squad. Meanwhile …

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HARLEQUINS CAN ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT FORMER LONDON WELSH FLANKER RYAN HODSON HAS JOINED THE CLUB WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AS SHORT-TERM INJURY COVER FOR THE BACK ROW. Hodson, who joined London Welsh in 2015 from Jersey, captained the Exiles to the British and Irish Cup title in 2016 and made a total of 38 appearances. A native of Perth, Australia, he …

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Exeter_Rugby

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Sam Simmonds has every reason to be beaming with delight today as not only is he set to make his Aviva Premiership debut, but the young Exeter Chiefs forward has also penned a new two-year deal with the club. The 22 year old, who has shown in recent weeks his growing stature within the ranks at the Chiefs, producing two …

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Saracens are delighted to announce that they have extended the contracts of seven academy players including Phoenix clients Matt Gallagher and Billy Walker. An England Under 20 Junior World Cup winner, wing/fullback Gallagher made his Saracens debut in an assured performance on the wing away to Bristol in round five of the Aviva Premiership. Currently dual registered with Bedford Blues, …

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Gloucester Rugby  completed the signing of Australian international prop, Salesi Ma’afu, from Guinness Pro 12 side the Cardiff Blues. The 33-year-old, who has been capped 14 times by his country, began his rugby career as part of the New South Wales Waratahs Academy, before moving to the Brumbies where he first worked with Laurie Fisher, making his Super Rugby debut …

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Exeter Chiefs pair Mitch Lees and Harry Williams have signed new deals until the end of the 2017-18 season. Former Jersey prop Williams, 24, broke into Rob Baxter’s side last season and started their Premiership final defeat. Second row forward Lees, 27, has played 31 times for Chiefs since joining from London Welsh in 2014 and toured South Africa with England …

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Saints

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The 2015/16 season was undoubtedly the best season yet for Teimana Harrison. New Zealand-born Teimana became a regular starter for Jim Mallinder’s side, with his impressive performances also earning him a call up to Eddie Jones’ squad for England’s summer tour to Australia and a cap in the final test. The powerful number eight’s impressive season culminated in him scooping Breakthrough …

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Bordeaux-Begles have confirmed the signing of Australian lock Luke Jones on a two year contract. Jones, who has won three caps for the Wallabies, has recently arrived at the Top 14 club, having represented the Melbourne Rebels since 2011. The former Western Force second-row joins Ireland’s Ian Madigan in committing to the club from next season, while compatriot and Phoenix client Adam Ashley-Cooper …

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Newly-promoted Bristol have signed Tonga international prop Soane Tonga’uiha from French Top 14 side Oyonnax on a two-year contract. The 34-year-old, who has featured in two World Cups, played 121 top-flight matches in seven years at Northampton. Tonga’uiha, who has also played for Bedford and Racing Metro, moves back to England after two seasons with Oyonnax. Director of Rugby Andy Robinson says …

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Newcastle Falcons captain Will Welch and back-row forward Mark Wilson have both signed new four-year deals, keeping them at the Premiership club until the summer of 2020. Will became Newcastle’s youngest captain in 2012. Having made his first-team debut aged 17, he has gone on to make 110 Premiership appearances for the club in the past nine years. “It’s important for our supporters …

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