London Welsh sign Tom Arscott
July 13, 2012
Tom Arscott back in his Worcester days © Getty Images
London Welsh have completed their second signing since promotion to the Aviva Premiership with Tom Arscott joining from the Worcester Warriors.
Arscott has experience in both the Championship and the Premiership and can cover fullback and the wing. He played for two seasons at the Warriors and made 36 appearances and scored 80 points in the process. Arscott has England Saxons caps to his name and is looking forward to starting at his new side as they look to confound the critics and retain their Premiership status.
"The big appeal in joining London Welsh for me was the brand of rugby," said Arscott. "For the last few years the club has been playing a really good style of rugby.
"They've got a good pack of forwards and a set of skilful backs, who enjoy throwing the ball around and having some fun out on the pitch. There is a step up from the Championship to the Aviva Premiership but over the last two or three seasons the gap at the top of the Championship and the bottom of the Aviva Premiership has narrowed.
"We'll definitely be looking to compete. We've got a good pre-season planned and the boys are already putting in a lot of hard work, and looking to get ourselves ready."
Arscott is the Exiles' second signing this week with Gavin Henson joining on Monday. It seems likely that they will also move to bolster their resources in the pack with a tight-head understood to be their priority.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Firdose Moonda looks at the moves towards greater integration within South African rugby ... and what the future holds
Martin Gillingham looks ahead to what he believes is the most remarkable ever climax to the league phase of the Top 14
With just two rounds left in the regular season, we look at the prospects of the teams taking part in the Championship play-offs
Joe Simpson talks to Charlie Morgan about loss, Wasps and being England's game-breaker