Exiles announce double signing
May 9, 2011
Jonathan Spratt has signed for London Irish © Getty Images
London Irish have confirmed the capture of Ospreys centre Jonathan Spratt and Edinburgh scrum-half Ross Samson for next season.
Spratt, capped twice by Wales against Canada and the USA in 2009, has agreed a one-year deal at the Madejski while Scotland Sevens international Samson has inked a two-year contract.
"Jonathan is a highly talented young player and another very useful addition to our squad. He is a strong, powerful runner, with great feet and good distribution skills," Exiles boss Toby Booth said.
Samson added: "I am looking forward to working with Toby Booth and joining up with the rest of the London Irish squad. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Edinburgh but an opportunity to play in the Aviva Premiership was a chance not to be missed."
Meanwhile, Exeter's Argentinian fly-half Ignacio Mieres has agreed a new one-year contract with the Chiefs. Mieres, 24, kicked 11 points as his side beat Wasps in their final game of the season last weekend.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Munster, No.8s, the imploding Australians, wonderful Glasgow and Lancaster's dilemma - it is Monday Maul time
As Ewen McKenzie exits stage left, the ARU remains under huge pressure, with CEO Bill Pulver feeling the brunt of Australian rugby's displeasure, Greg Growden writes
The latest Week in Pictures takes in the remarkable events in Brisbane and the first round of the European Rugby Champions Cup
Following Saturday's shock announcement, we look at the highs and the lows of Ewen McKenzie's brief stint as Wallabies coach.