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Welsh Transfers

Th moves throughout the Welsh sides so far this summer

Posted Jul 14, 2011 by Chris White

Shane Williams has stayed with the Ospreys

Just like football, rugby is also going through its preparations for the new season with plenty of comings and goings at the clubs. Here is a brief look at the players that have joined, and left, the Welsh clubs ahead of the 2011/12 season, which gets under way in September.

CARDIFF BLUES
Ins: None so far. With coach Dai Young making the move to Wasps, the new coach will be wanting to bring in his own players.
Outs: Tom Shanklin (retired), Tom Brown (Newport Gwent Dragons), Tom Slater (Bristol), Ben White (released), Tom Davies (released), Bryn Griffiths (released), James Loxton (Connacht), Gareth Cooper (retired), Gary Powell (retired).
Coaching Staff In: None as yet
Coaching Staff Out: Dai Young (Wasps), Dan Baugh (Conditioning Coach with the RFU)

NEWPORT GWENT DRAGONS
Ins: Tom Brown (Cardiff Blues), Nathan Williams (Moseley), James Leadbeater (Newport), Steffan Jones (Cross Keys), Trystan Davies (academy), Sam Parry (academy).
Outs: Joe Bearman (Ospreys), Matthew Watkins (released), Duane Goodfield (retired), Ali McKenzie (released), Arthur Ellis (released), Adam Brown (London Welsh), James Thomas (released), Pat Palmer (Pontypridd), Craig Attwell (released), Rhydian Wilson (released), Tom Cooper (released), Rhodri Gomer-Davies (released), Nathan Brew (Neath), James Davies (Neath), Matt Evans (released), Nicky Griffiths (Jersey).
Coaching Staff In: Robert Appleyard
Coaching Staff Out: Paul Turner

OSPREYS
Ins: George Stowers (London Irish), Kahn Fotuali’I (Crusaders), Aaron Jarvis (Bath), Pete Smith (Northern Suburbs), James Goode (Manawatu), Joe Bearman (Dragons).
Outs: James Hook (Perpignon), Lee Byrne (Clermont Auvergne), Mike Phillips (Bayonne), Craig Mitchell (Exeter), Marty Holah (Waikato), Jerry Collins (Yamaha Jubilo), Rory Pitman (Glasgow, loan), Jonathan Spratt (London Irish), Jamie Nutbrown (Hawkes bay), Matthew Jarvis (Connacht), Conor McInerney (retired), Ben Lewis (retired).
Coaching Staff In: None
Coaching Staff Out: Gruff Rees, Filo Tiatio

SCARLETS
Ins: Sione Timani (Carmarthen Quins), Rhodri Gomer-Davies (Dragons), Rhys Jones (unattached).
Outs: Stephen Shingler (London Irish), Martin Roberts (Northampton), Regan King (Clermont Auvergne), David Lyons (Stade Francais), Dafydd Jones (retired), Jonny Fa’amatuainui (released).
Coaching Staff In: None
Coaching Staff Out: None

WELSH EXILES and NON-REGIONAL PLAYERS
Andy Powell (Sale), Gavin Henson (released), Eifion Lewis-Roberts (Toulon), Alix Popham (retired), Jamie Corsi (Papatoetoe), Andy Williams (retired), Ed Giggery (London Irish), Tom Cheeseman (Esher), Matthew Jarvis (Connacht), David Bishop (Neath).

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