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harrison2468

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Luke Arscott has signed for Bristol.
Bortalmi to Gloucester
Nievo to Gloucester
Lawson to Gloucester
Lee Best to Worcester
Some prop to Saints
 
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Black-Monday

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Two gypo welsh players to sale, not really expecting much. Probably just squad players for when we have internationals.

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Bullitt

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Originally posted by harrison2468+Apr 23 2006, 09:16 AM-->
Some prop to Saints [/b]
<!--QuoteBegin-northamptonsaints.co.uk

Saints sign massive prop from rugby neighbours

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Northampton Saints have signed the massive prop Soane Tonga’uiha from their rugby neighbours Bedford Blues on a two-year deal. The Tongan international stands at 6ft 5ins tall and weighs in at 20st 7lbs making him the heaviest player in the Saints squad by at more than a stone. Lock Damien Browne is 19st 5lbs.

Tonga’uhia won two caps for Tonga against France and Italy in 2005, and three for the Pacific Islanders against South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in 2004.

The 23-year-old loosehead has been playing for Bedford for the past two seasons. He will begin training with Saints in the summer ahead of the 2006/07 season.

Tonga’uhia is the second player in as many years that Saints have signed from the Blues. Flanker Ben Lewitt crossed over the county border last season.

Director of rugby Budge Pountney said today: “Soane is a young, raw talent who we believe is ready for the step up into the Premiership. He has a good work ethic and at just 23 years old has an exciting future ahead of him. I am sure he will flourish at Franklin’s Gardens.â€

Theyv'e also signed David Akinluyi from Cambridge Uni (wing) and Christian Short from Connacht (lock).

That this rate, they'll turn into Worcester considering all the un-pronouncable names... :ph34r:
 
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Boy

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Originally posted by Teh Mite@Apr 23 2006, 09:45 PM
That this rate, they'll turn into Worcester considering all the un-pronouncable names... :ph34r:
And our Feaunati, Filise, Fuimaono-Sapolu and Faamatuainu simply roll off the tongue...

Shaun Berne to Bath
James Hudson to Irish
 
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PeeJay

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Gary Powell (Gloucester) to Blues
Hal Luscombe (Dragons) to Harlequins
Jon Bryant (Dragons) to Sale
Nikki Walker (Borders) to Ospreys
Stephen Jones (Clermont-Auvergne) to Scarlets
Scott Macleod (Borders) to Scarlets
 
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harrison2468

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Confirmed

Arscott to Bristol.
Bortalmi to Gloucester
Nievo to Gloucester
Lawson to Gloucester
Lee Best to Worcester
Morris to Worcester
Soane Tonga’uiha to Saints
Shaun Berne to Bath
James Hudson to Irish
Ben Evans to Sale
Lee Thomas to Sale
John Bryant to Sale
 
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Titan

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3 members of the ***ans squad are bound for the Premiership - Dave Strettle and Chris Hala'Ufia (both Quins) and Jon Golding (Newcastle).
 
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loratadine

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lee byrne is rumuored to be going to the ospreys, martyn williams looks likely to sign with perpignan, and the ospreys look close to signing nz flanker jono gibbes.
 
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Titan

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Originally posted by harrison2468@Apr 24 2006, 01:57 AM
What positions do Hala'Ufia and Golding play?
Hala'Ufia is a no.8 (Tongan international). Golding is a prop with a LOT of potential. Began his career with Northampton.
 
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Bullitt

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Originally posted by ***an@Apr 23 2006, 07:17 PM
Golding is a prop with a LOT of potential. Began his career with Northampton.
Par for course - release decent props but keep utter crap like Robbie Morris
 
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gjohn85

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The 4 welsh side transfers & rumours courtesy of BBC, link.

BLUES
In: Gary Powell (Gloucester)

Rumoured transfer targets: Gareth Thomas (Toulouse)

Out: Jonah Lomu (returning to New Zealand), Ryan Powell (Worcester), Craig Quinnell (retired), Lee Thomas (Sale), Ben Evans (Sale)

Possible exits: Martyn Williams (linked with a move to Perpignan), Nick McLeod, Maama Molitika, Tristan Davies
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DRAGONS
In: Matt Jess (Cornish Pirates), Joe Bearman (Cornish Pirates)

Out: Haldane Luscombe (Harlequins), Shawn van Rensburg (Celtic Crusaders), Jon Bryant (Sale)

Possible exits: Jason Forster (out of contract)
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OSPREYS
In: Nikki Walker (Borders)

Rumoured transfer targets: Lee Byrne (Scarlets), Tal Selley (Scarlets)

Out: Rhodri Wells (Cornish Pirates)

Possible exits: Damian Karauna (out of contract), Des Dillon (out of contract)
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SCARLETS
In: Stephen Jones (Clermont Auvergne), Scott MacLeod (Borders), Scott Quinnell (joins coaching team), Ian Jones (development contract), Rhys Priestland (development contract), Rob McCusker (development contract), Lou Reed (development contract), Liam Davies (development contract), Lee Williams (development contract)

Rumoured transfer targets: Julian White (Leicester)

Out:

Possible exits: Lee Byrne (out of contract), Craig Dunlea (out of contract), Chris Wyatt (out of contract, linked to Munster), Tal Selley
 
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PeeJay

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Byrne would be a good signing for the Ospreys, but I'd rather he didn't go. Other than Barry Davies, we don't have any really good full-backs at Stradey :( (Yes, I do know about Garan Evans, but he's hardly played in ages and he's listed as a winger on the Scarlets website)
 
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gjohn85

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Originally posted by Southern man@Apr 23 2006, 10:47 PM
I think it's sad that NH clubs can't develop their own players.
You could say that about the SH teams, why have they got all those fiji/soman/tongan players?
 
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Southern man

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Who are from the SH, who are born in New Zealand. Most NH clubs would have more pacific islanders than our provincal squads. Atleast we don't have to buy washed up players from other countries to make our competitions look good.
 

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