Squads complete for new Premiership season.

Like the nations players I’ve been enjoying a well earned off-season break from rugby for the last few weeks, but am now back into pre-season…

The newly branded Aviva Premiership will kick off on the 4th of September, and now all transfers have been completed here’s a list of who’s gone where:

BATH
INS: Ross Batty (Rotherham), Lewis Moody (Leicester), Sam Vesty (Leicester), Mark McMillan (Glasgow), Tom Biggs (Leeds Carnegie), Simon Taylor (Stade Français).
OUTS: Daniel Browne (Leeds Carnegie), Joe Maddock (Treviso), Julian Salvi (Brumbies), Michael Stephenson (Leeds Carnegie), Ryan Davis (Exeter), Rob Hawkins (Leicester), Mike Baxter (Released), Matt Spelman (Released), Rhys Crane (Released), Nicky Little (Bristol).

EXETER
INS: Luke Arscott (Bristol Rugby), Garrick Cowley (Esher), Ryan Davis (Bath), Ignacio Elosu (Viadana), Eoghan Grace (Shannon), Andrew Higgins (Unattached), James Phillips (Bristol Rugby), Jason Shoemark (Hawke’s Bay), Jon Vickers (Northampton), Chris Whitehead (London Welsh).
OUTS: Tom Bedford (Bedford Blues), Richard Bolt (Bristol Rugby), Sam Blythe (Taunton), Matt Cornwell (Northampton Saints), Toby Freeman (Ordizia), Danny Gray (unattached), Shane Kingsland (Manawatu), Steve Jones (Unattached), Emyr Lewis (retired), Sean Marsden (Bristol Rugby), Alan Miller (Unattached), Saul Nelson (London Welsh), Clive Stuart-Smith (Esher), Sean Tomes (Bedford Blues).

GLOUCESTER
INS: Matt Cox (Worcester Warriors), Brett Deacon (Leicester Tigers), Jim Hamilton (Edinburgh).
OUTS: Jake Boer (Retired), Marco Bortolami (Aironi), Gareth Delve (Melbourne Rebels), Adam Eustace (Northampton), Ben Phillips (Birmingham & Solihull), Apo Satala (Sale), Greg Somerville (Melbourne Rebels), Semi Tadulala (Leeds Carnegie), Andy Williams (Worcester).

HARLEQUINS
INS: Maurie Fa’asavalu (St Helens RL), Joe Gray (Northampton), Tom Casson (Saracens), Dave Moore (Leinster), Ollie Smith (Montpellier), Benjamin Urdapilleta (Pampas XV).
OUTS: Gonzalo Tiesi (Stade Français), Steve So’oialo (Released), Waisea Luveniyali (Released), Aston Croall (Sale), Tani Fuga (Retired), Seb Jewell (Wasps), Dan Frazier (Released), Tosh Masson (Released), Jim Evans (Retired), Neil McMillan (Released), Josh Drauniniu (London Welsh).

LEEDS CARNEGIE
INS: Steve Thompson (Brive), Lachlan MacKay (Brive), Sean Hohneck (Viadana), Miguel Alonso (Viadana), Warren Fury (Wasps), Christian Lewis-Pratt (Northampton), Jesus Moreno Rodriguez (Bordeaux-Begles), Daniel Browne (Bath), Michael Stephenson (Bath), Semi Tadulala (Gloucester), James Tincknell (Wharfedale).
OUTS: Peter Bucknall (Leicester), Scott Armstrong (Northampton), Calum Clark (Northampton), Joe Ford (Northampton), Erik Lund (Biarritz Olympique), Seru Rabeni (La Rochelle), Villa Ma’asi (London Welsh), Jonny Hepworth (Rotherham), Richard Welding (Rotherham), Joe Bedford (Released), Jason Strange (Released), Rob Rawlinson (Retired), Alex Moreno (Retired), Andy Gomarsall (Retired).

LEICESTER
INS: Thomas Waldrom (Crusaders), George Skivington (Wasps), Lee Robinson (Bristol), Rob Hawkins (Bath), Horacio Agulla (Brive).
OUTS: Scott Bemand (Retired), Lewis Moody (Bath), Sam Vesty (Bath), Johne Murphy (Munster), Harry Ellis (Retired), Ben Kay (Retired), Brett Deacon (Gloucester), Mefin Davies (Ospreys), Robbie Harris (Montauban), Aaron Mauger (Retired), Greig Tonks (Northampton).

LONDON IRISH
INS: Darren Allinson (Cardiff Blues), Guy Armitage (Wellington College), Daniel Bowden (Canterbury Crusaders), Brian Blaney (Leinster), Sam Edgerley (Wellington College), Marland Yarde (Whitgift School).
OUTS: Danie Coetzee (Retired), Charlie Gower (Released), Peter Hewat (Suntory), Andy Perry (Released), John Rudd (Retired), Peter Richards (Retired).

LONDON WASPS
INS: Andy Powell (Cardiff Blues), Richard Haughton (Saracens), James Cannon (Northampton), Seb Jewell (Harlequins), Charlie Davies (Stade Français), Nic Berry (Racing Metro), Riki Flutey (Brive).
OUTS: George Skivington (Leicester), Hugo Elllis (Dragons), Arthur Ellis (Dragons), Paul Sackey (Toulon), Dan Leo (Bordeuax-Begles), Danny Cipriani (Melbourne Rebels), Lachlan Mitchell (Melbourne Rebels), Lee Smith (Leeds Rhinos RL), Eoghan Hickey (Released), Daniel Bocca (Released), Mark Robinson (Retired), Warren Fury (Leeds Carnegie).

NEWCASTLE
INS: Luke Eves (Bristol), Darren Fearn (Northumbria University), Luke Fielden (Bedford), James Fitzpatrick (Blaydon), Joe Graham (Tynedale), James Hall (Coventry), Andrew Henderson (Montauban), Joel Hodgson (RGS Newcastle), Ally Hogg (Edinburgh), Jeremy Manning (Munster), Redford Pennycook (Bristol), Glen Townson (Doncaster), Mark Wilson (Blaydon), Paul Moriarty (Assistant Coach), Richard Arnold (Academy Manager).
OUTS: Adam Balding (Worcester), Tom Biggs (Bath), Peter Browne (Harlequins), Spencer Davey (Retired), Carl Hayman (Toulon), Chris Micklewood (Brive), Rob Miller (Sale), Laurence Ovens (Bedford), Mark Sorenson (Northampton), Alex Walker (Esher).

NORTHAMPTON
INS: Tom Mercey (Saracens), Adam Eustace (Gloucester), Ryan Powell (Worcester), Tom Wood (Worcester), Mark Sorenson (Newcastle), Ryan Glynn (Sale Sharks), Scott Armstrong (Leeds Carnegie), Calum Clark (Leeds Carnegie), Joe Ford (Leeds Carnegie), Matt Cornwell (Exeter Chiefs), Stuart Commins (Cape Town University), Greig Tonks (Leicester).
OUTS: Christian Lewis-Pratt (Leeds Carnegie), James Cannon (Wasps), Joe Gray (Harlequins), Neil Best (Worcester), Juandre Kruger (Blue Bulls), Jon Vickers (Exeter), John Brake (Released), Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe (Retired), Mark Hopley (Retired), Scott Gray (Retired), Barry Everitt (Retired), Chris Mayor (Retired), Joe Gray (Retired), Darren Morris (Retired), Alan Dickens (Retired), Santiago Bonorino (Retired).

SALE SHARKS
INS: Aston Croall (Harlequins), Matty James (Manawatu), Kyle Tonetti (Leinster), Mike Petri (New York Athletic Club), Rob Miller (Newcastle Falcons), Wame Lewaravu (Parma), Paul Williams (Auckland Blues), Karena Wihongi (Bourgoin), Mikaele Pesamino (Auckland), Chris Brightwell (Birmingham & Solihull), Iain Thornley (Wigan Warriors).
OUTS: Dean Schofield (RC Toulon), Richard Wigglesworth (Saracens), Luke Abraham (Lyon), Brent Cockbain (Retired), David Doherty (Rugby League), Rob O’Donnell (Rotherham), Oriol Ripol (Worcester Warriors), Lee Thomas (Lyon), Mark Atkinson (London Wasps), Ryan Glynn (Northampton Saints), Ed Styles (Loughborough Students), Alex Shaw (Coventry), James Jones (Released).

SARACENS
INS: Richard Wigglesworth (Sale), Kelly Brown (Glasgow), David Strettle (Harlequins), Nils Mordt (Harlequins), Matt Parr (Nottingham), Deon Carstens (Sharks), Matt Stevens (Unattached).
OUTS: Fabio Ongaro (Aironi), Matias Aguero (Aironi), Michael Owen (Retired), Moses Rauluni (Retired), Richard Haughton (Wasps), Justin Marshall (Retired), Tom Casson (Harlequins), Wikus van Heerden (Golden Lions), Kas Lealamanua (Released), Kevin Sorrell (Retired), Glen Jackson (Retired), Michael Horak (Retired).

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