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The ins and outs of the Aviva Premiership

Clubs have busy summer recruiting new players

Posted Sep 19, 2010 by Jeff Dawson

The Rugby Union close season provided us with many transfers between the Aviva Premiership clubs and here we bring you a conclusive list of all the ins and outs at the leading English clubs this summer.

BATH
In: Tom Biggs (wing, Newcastle), Ross Batty (hooker, Rotherham), Mark McMillan (scrum-half, Glasgow), Lewis Moody (flanker, Leicester), Simon Taylor (back-row, Stade Francais), Sam Vesty (utility back, Leicester)
Out: Mike Baxter (scrum-half, released), Scott Bemand (scrum-half, retired), Daniel Browne (number eight, Leeds), Rhys Crane (winger, released), Ryan Davis (fly-half, Exeter), Rob Hawkins (hooker, Leicester), Ed Jackson (number eight, Doncaster), Nicky Little (fly-half, Bristol), Joe Maddock (full-back, Treviso), Julien Salvi (flanker, ACT Brumbies), Matt Spelman (wing, released), Michael Stephenson (wing, Leeds)

EXETER
In: Luke Arscott (full-back, Bristol), Garrick Cowley (scrum-half, Esher), Ryan Davis (fly-half, Bath), Ignacio Elosu (prop, Viadana), Eoghan Grace (back-row, Shannon), Andrew Higgins (wing, unattached), James Phillips (lock, Bristol), Jason Shoemark (centre, Highlanders), Jon Vickers (hooker, Northampton), Chris Whitehead (hooker, Wasps)
Out: Tom Bedford (centre/wing, Bedford), Sam Blythe (hooker, retired), Richard Bolt (scrum-half, Bristol), Matt Cornwell (centre, Northampton), Toby Freeman (lock, released), Danny Gray (fly-half, released), Nick Greenhalgh (centre, Northampton), Steve Jones (full-back, released), Shane Kingsland (prop, released), Emyr Lewis (full-back, retired), Sean Marsden (full-back, Bristol), Alan Miller (flanker, released), Saul Nelson (hooker, London Welsh), Clive Stuart-Smith (scrum-half, Esher), Sean Tomes (lock, Bedford)

GLOUCESTER
In: Matt Cox (back-row, Worcester), Brett Deacon (back-row, Leicester), Jim Hamilton (lock, Edinburgh)
Out: Marco Bortolami (lock, Aironi), Gareth Delve (number eight, Melbourne), Adam Eustace (lock, Northampton), Apolosi Satala (back-row, Sale), Greg Somerville (prop, Melbourne), Semi Tadulala (wing, Leeds)

HARLEQUINS
In: Peter Browne (lock, Newcastle), Tom Casson (centre, unattached), Maurie Fa'asavalu (back-row, St Helens RL), Joe Gray (hooker, Northampton), David Moore (scrum-half, Leinster), Ollie Smith (centre, Montpellier), Benjamin Urdapilleta (centre, Pampas 15)
Out: Aston Croall (prop, Sale), Josh Drauniniu (winger, London Welsh), Dan Fraizer (prop, released), Tani Fuga (hooker, Bristol), Seb Jewell (fly-half, Wasps), Waisea Luveniyali (fly-half, London Welsh), Tosh Masson (centre, released), Neil McMillan (flanker, released), Nils Mordt (centre, Saracens), Steve So'oialo (scrum-half, released), David Strettle (wing, Saracens), Gonzalo Tiesi (centre, Stade Francais)

LEEDS CARNEGIE
In: Daniel Browne (number eight, Bath), Warren Fury (scrum-half, Wasps), Sean Hohneck (lock, Viadana), Michael Stephenson (wing, Bath), Semi Tadulala (wing, Gloucester), Steve Thompson (hooker, Brive), James Tincknell (winger, Wharfedale)
Out: Scott Armstrong (wing, Northampton), Joe Bedford (scrum-half, Rotherham), Peter Bucknall (prop, Leicester), Calum Clark (flanker, Northampton), Joe Ford (fly-half, Northampton), Andy Gomarsall (scrum-half, released), Jon Goodridge (full-back, released), Jonny Hepworth (winger, Rotherham), Erik Lund (lock, Biarritz), Tommy McGee (prop, retired), Vili Ma'asi (hooker, London Welsh), Alex Moreno (prop, retired), Phil Murphy (number eight, released), Henry Paul (centre, retired), Seru Rabeni (centre, La Rochelle), Rob Rawlinson (hooker, retired), Jason Strange (fly-half, released), George Warner (hooker, Moseley), Richard Welding (wing, Rotherham)

LEICESTER
In: Horacio Agulla (winger, Brive), Peter Bucknall (prop, Leeds), Rob Hawkins (hooker, Bath), Lee Robinson (winger, Bristol), George Skivington (lock, Wasps), Thomas Waldrom (number eight, Crusaders)
Out: Mefin Davies (hooker, Ospreys), Brett Deacon (back-row, Harlequins), Harry Ellis (scrum-half, retired), Robbie Harris (prop, released), Ben Kay (lock, retired), Aaron Mauger (centre, retired), Lewis Moody (flanker, Bath), Johne Murphy (wing, Munster), Greig Tonks (full-back, Northampton), Sam Vesty (utility back, Bath)

LONDON IRISH
In: Darren Allinson (scrum-half, Cardiff), Guy Armitage (centre, Wellington College), Brian Blaney (hooker, Leinster), Daniel Bowden (fly-half/centre, Crusaders), Sam Edgerley (wing, Wellington College), Marland Yarde (wing, Whitgift School)
Out: Mike Catt (fly-half, retired), Danie Coetzee (hooker, retired), Charlie Gower (centre, released), Peter Hewat (full-back, Suntory, Japan), Andy Perry (lock, released), Peter Richards (scrum-half, retired), John Rudd (winger, retired)

LONDON WASPS
In: Bob Baker (prop, Wasps Academy), Nic Berry (scrum-half, Racing Metro), James Cannon (lock, Northampton), Charlie Davies (scrum-half, Stade Francais), Riki Flutey (centre/fly-half, Brive), Richard Haughton (wing, Saracens), Seb Jewell (fly-half, Harlequins), Tom Lindsay (Wasps Academy), Will Matthews (Wasps Academy), Andy Powell (number eight, Cardiff Blues)
Out: Gabriel Bocca (prop, released), Danny Cipriani (fly-half, Melbourne Rebels), Hugo Ellis (back-row, Newport Gwent Dragons), Warren Fury (scrum-half, Leeds), Eoghan Hickey (fly-half, released), James Honeyben (prop, released), Dan Leo (lock, Bordeaux), Lachlan Mitchell (centre, Melbourne), Mark Robinson (scrum-half, retired), Paul Sackey (wing, Toulon), George Skivington (lock, Leicester), Lee Smith (Leeds Rhinos), Chris Whitehead (hooker, Exeter)

NEWCASTLE
In: Luke Eves (centre, Bristol), Darren Fearn (prop, Northumbria University), Luke Fielden (full-back, Bedford), James Fitzpatrick (centre, Blaydon), Joe Graham (hooker, Tynedale), James Hall (prop, Coventry), Andrew Henderson (centre, Montauban), Joel Hodgson (RGS Newcastle), Ally Hogg (back-row, Edinburgh), Jeremy Manning (fly-half, Munster), Redford Pennycook (flanker, Bristol), Tim Ryan (prop, Toulon), Glen Townson (lock, Doncaster), Mark Wilson (flanker, Blaydon)
Out: Adam Balding (back-row, Worcester), Tom Biggs (wing, Bath), Peter Browne (lock, Harlequins), Spencer Davey (centre, retired), Carl Hayman (prop, Toulon), Chris Micklewood (utility back, released), Rob Miller (fly-half/centre, Sale), Laurence Ovens (prop, Bedford), Mark Sorenson (lock, Northampton), Alex Walker (hooker, Esher)

NORTHAMPTON
In: Scott Armstrong (wing, Leeds), Calum Clark (flanker, Leeds), Matt Cornwall (centre, Exeter), Adam Eustace (lock, Gloucester), Joe Ford (fly-half, Leeds), Tom Mercey (prop, Saracens), Ryan Powell (scrum-half, Worcester), Mark Sorenson (lock, Newcastle), Greig Tonks (full-back, Leicester), Tom Wood (back-row, Worcester)
Out: Grant Anderson (prop, released), Neil Best (flanker, Worcester), Santiago Bonorino (prop, retired), John Brake (scrum-half, released), James Cannon (second row, Wasps), Alan Dickens (scrum-half, retired), Barry Everitt (fly-half, retired), Owen Giles (flanker, released), Joe Gray (hooker, Harlequins), Scott Gray (flanker, released), Nick Greenhalgh (centre, Exeter), Mark Hopley (back row, released), Juandre Kruger (lock, Blue Bulls), Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe (lock, retired), Chris Mayer (centre, released), Darren Morris (prop, released), Liam Neale (flanker, released), Grant Pointer (centre, Cornish Pirates), Jon Vickers (hooker, Exeter)

SALE
In: Aston Croall (prop, Harlequins), Rob Miller (fly-half/centre, Newcastle), Apolosi Satala (flanker, Gloucester), Robin Sowden-Taylor (flanker, Cardiff)
Out: Luke Abraham (flanker, Lyon), Brent Cockbain (lock, released), David Doherty (utility back, released), Dafydd James (wing, released), Ian Kench (lock, Nottingham), Rob O'Donnell (prop, Rotherham), Oriol Ripol (wing, Worcester), Dean Schofield (lock, Toulon), Lee Thomas (centre, Lyon), Richard Wigglesworth (scrum-half, Saracens)

SARACENS
In: Kelly Brown (back-row, Glasgow), Deon Carstens (prop, Sharks), Nils Mordt (centre, Harlequins), Matt Parr (prop, Nottingham), David Strettle (wing, Harlequins), Matt Stevens (unattached, joins January after drugs ban expires) Richard Wigglesworth (scrum-half, Sale)
Out: Matius Aguero (prop, Aironi), Richard Haughton (wing, Wasps), Glen Jackson (fly-half, retired), Kas Lelamanua (prop, released), Justin Marshall (scrum-half, retired), Tom Mercey (prop, Northampton), Fabio Ongaro (hooker, Aironi), Michael Owen (number eight, retired), Moses Rauluni (scrum-half, retired), Kevin Sorrell (centre, retired)

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