ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES latest South West rugby moves

Exeter Chiefs have signed Sydney-born London Welsh RFC forward Mitch Lees for the next two seasons.


RUGBY UNION Gloucester swoop for highly rated McColl

Gloucester Rugby crestGloucester Rugby have confirmed snapping up highly-rated Leeds Carnegie full back Stevie McColl for the 2014-2015 campaign.

The Fife-born 25-year-old is a former Scotland Under 20 international and was called into the senior squad for last Autumn’s internationals.


EXETER CHIEFS capture Tiger Waldrom

exeter chiefs rugby official logoThomas Waldrom is excited by the challenge of joining Exeter Chiefs from Aviva Premiership rivals Leicester Tigers.

The 30-year-old England international is set to team up with the Devon club next season on a three-year contract.


SW RUGBY Bateman hooks up with Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their front row options ahead of the new Premiership season with the acquisition of Greg Bateman from Championship side London Welsh.

The talented hooker - who celebrates his 24th birthday today - can also play at tight-head prop if required and has agreed a two-year deal with Chiefs after spending the past two seasons with the Exiles.


PLYMOUTH ALBION Shanahan makes first signings

plymouth albion rugby football club crestNew Plymouth Albion head coach James Shanahan has made backs Pale Nonu and Ben Woods his first signings.

Nonu, 34, is brother of All Blacks ace Ma'a Nonu, plays in the centre and joins from Albion's RFU Championship rivals Rotherham Titans.


SW RUGBY Chiefs swoop for Gloucester scrum half

exeter chiefs logoScrum half Dave Lewis will be donning the colours of Exeter Chiefs next season after he agreed a move from Aviva Premiership rivals Gloucester.

Having joined the Cherry & Whites as an 18-year-old in 2007, the 23-year-old admits he is relishing a new opportunity at Sandy Park having agreed a two-year deal with the Devon club.


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