Hooker Penman pens Albion deal

Plymouth Albion RFC crestGraham Dawe's Plymouth Albion RFC have signed hooker James Penman ahead of the 2015-16 National League 1 campaign.

New Zealand born Penman, 26, played in Plymouth's last three Championship matches after joining Albion on loan from Cambridge RFC at the tailend of last season.


Jones switches codes to join Exeter Chiefs

exeter chiefs logoExeter Chiefs have signed centre/loose forward Josh Jones on a two-year deal from Super League Rugby League side St Helens.
Preston-born Jones, 22, becomes Rob Baxter’s eighth signing of a busy summer of recruitment at Devon's ambitious Aviva Premiership club.
Although Jones has spent much of playing career with the Saints, did have a brief flirtation with the 15-man game during his school days, starting out with his hometown club, Preston Grasshoppers.
Baxter said: "He will almost certainly be playing in midfield and it will interesting to see how his attacking and defensive qualities translate to union."

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.


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