Here’s who the Premiership clubs have signed for the 2014/15 season

We’ve rounded up all the business done on the transfer market in England this summer.

Welshman James Hook has moved to Gloucester.
Welshman James Hook has moved to Gloucester.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

LAST WEEK, WE brought you a round-up of the extensive recruitment made by the clubs in the Top 14 ahead of the upcoming season.

It’s the turn of the English clubs next, and they have been nearly as busy in terms of numbers of signings, even if some of the new faces are not as high profile as those in France.

London Irish have strengthened their ties to Ireland with a batch of additions from the provinces, while Saracens have recruited a handful of players who they expect to improve their strength.



Sam Burgess [back row/centre, South Sydney Rabbitohs], Luke Arscott [fullback, Exeter Chiefs], Henry Thomas [tighthead prop, Sale Sharks], Grant Shiells [loosehead prop, Newcastle], Nick Auterac [loosehead prop, Saracens].

Exeter Chiefs

Ryan Caldwell [second row, Bath], Thomas Waldrom [back row, Leicester], Moray Low [prop, Glasgow Warriors], Adam Hughes [centre/wing, Bristol], Mitch Lees [back row/second row, London Welsh], Elvis Taione [hooker, Jersey], Tomas Francis [tighthead prop, London Scottish].


James Hook [out-half/fullback, Perpignan], John Afoa [tighthead prop, Ulster], Greig Laidlaw [scrum-half, Edinburgh], Richard Hibbard [hooker, Ospreys], Mariano Galarza [second row, Worcester], Aleki Lutui [hooker, Edinburgh], Aled Thomas [out-half, Scarlets], Tom Palmer [second row, Wasps], Mark Atkinson [centre, Bedford Blues], Tom Isaacs [centre, Ospreys], Jacob Rowan [back row, Leeds], Steve McColl [fullback, Leeds], Callum Braley [scrum-half, Bristol], Henry Purdy [centre, Leicester].


England's Marland Yarde England winger Marland Yarde joins Conor O'Shea's 'Quins. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Marland Yarde [wing, London Irish], Asaeli Tikoirotuma [wing, Chiefs].

Leicester Tigers

Freddie Burns [out-half, Gloucester], Leonardo Ghiraldini [hooker, Treviso], Christian Loamanu [wing/centre, Treviso], Robert Barbieri [back row, Treviso], Seremai Bai [centre, Castres], Michele Rizzo [loosehead prop, Treviso], Aniseko Sio [prop, Samoa], Laurence Pearce [No. 8, Rotherham].

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London Irish

Daniel Leo [second row, Perpignan], Chris Noakes [out-half, Blues], Tom Court [loosehead prop, Ulster], Luke Narraway [back row, Perpignan], Eoin Griffin [centre, Connacht], James Short [wing, Saracens], Conor Gilsenan [back row, Leinster], Geoff Cross [tighthead prop, Glasgow Warriors], Sean Cox [second row, Edinburgh], Tom Guest [No. 8, Harlequins], Scott Steele [scrum-half, Leicester].

London Welsh

Piri Weepu [scrum-half, London Welsh], Olly Barkley [out-half, Scarlets], Eddie Aholelei [loosehead prop, Melbourne Rebels], Lachlan McCaffrey [No. 8, Brumbies], Pablo Henn [loosehead prop, Limoges], Dean Schofield [second row, Worcester], Shane Cahill [loosehead prop, Cornish Pirates], Tristan Roberts [out-half, Bristol], Paul Rowley [scrum-half, Plymouth], Darren Waters [back row, Newport Gwent Dragons], James Sandford [second row, Cornish Pirates], Tim Molenaar [centre, Harlequins], Nic Reynolds [centre, Scarlets], Koree Britton [hooker, Gloucester], Chris Elder [fullback, Plymouth Albion], Taione Vea [prop, Wasps], Josh McNally [second row, Air Force], Ricky Reeves [loosehead prop, Wasps], Jesse Liston [back row, Blackheath], Jack Gilding [tighthead prop, Viadana], Cameron Goodhue [No. 8, Worcester], Nathan Taylor [hooker, Hartpury RFC], Jimmy Litchfield [prop, Hartpury RFC].

Newcastle Falcons

Alesana Tuilagi Tuilagi returns to the Premiership with the Falcons. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Josh Furno [second row/back row, Biarritz], Alesana Tuilagi [wing, NTT Shining Arcs], Anitelea Tuilagi [centre, Newport Gwent Dragons], Eric Fry [prop, London Scottish], Ruki Tipuna [scrum-half, Bristol], Uili Kolo’ofai [second row, Colomiers], Rob Hawkins [hooker, Leicester], Calum Green [second row, Leeds], Juan Pablo Socino [centre, Rotherham].

Northampton Saints

Joel Hodgson [out-half, Newcastle].

Sale Sharks

Chris Cusiter [scrum-half, Glasgow Warriors], Nathan Hines [second row, Clermont], Luke McLean [fullback, Treviso], Alberto de Marchi [prop, Treviso], Darren Fearn [loosehead prop, Bedford Blues].


Jim Hamilton Hamilton failed to settle in Montpellier last season. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Juan Figallo [tighthead prop, Montpellier], Jim Hamilton [second row, Montpellier], Kieran Longbotton [tighthead prop, Western Force], Mike Ellery [wing/fullback, England Sevens].


Alapati Leiua [wing/centre, Hurricanes], Ruaridh Jackson [out-half, Glasgow Warriors], Bradley Davies [second row, Cardiff Blues], John Yapp [prop, Edinburgh], James Gaskell [back row, Sale], Rob Miller [fullback.out-half, Sale], Lorenzo Cittadini [tighthead prop, Treviso], Ed Shervington [hooker, Worcester], Thomas Young [back row, Cardiff Blues], Alex Lozowski [out-half, Leeds], Buster Lawrence [second row, Moseley].

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