Premiership players to watch XV: Who's been the best signing?!

Premiership players to watch XV: Who’s been the best signing?!

Prop: Jamal Ford Robinson (Northampton) 

Prop Ford-Robinson, who was born in Bristol but moved to Cornwall as a child, returned to the city in 2015 when he joined Bristol from Cornish Pirates.

He became a cult hero at Ashton Gate, often posing for selfies with supporters after games, and even giving away his boots and several bags of kit

Hooker: Saia Fainga’a (London Irish) 

The 36-times capped Aussie hooker, who is one of 10 new recruits joining the Exiles revolution, is set to move to the ‘big smoke’ with his wife and two children next week.

A Super Rugby title-winner with Queensland Reds in 2011 as well as becoming a prominent figure in the Wallabies front row, Fainga’a’s desire to win at the highest level makes him a standour signing.

Prop: Alexandru Ţăruş (Sale Sharks)

Steve Diamond has bolstered their front-row options ahead of next season with the signing of Romanian international Alexandru Tarus on a two-year deal.

Tarus, who has 16 Romania caps, can play on either side of the scrum.

Lock: Will Skelton (Saracens)

Skelton made eight eye-catching appearances for the Men in Black in an impressive two-month stay during the 2016/17 season.

He then put pen to paper on a two-year deal to return at the end of the Super Rugby season.

Lock: Filo Paulo (London Irish)

The Samoa lock forward or flanker will bring absolute power to the London Irish pack.

Flanker: Josh Strauss (Sale Sharks)

The Scotland back-rower is a world class forward.

Strauss has been performing well for both Glasgow and Scotland over the past five years and will compliment the squad in the ball carrying department.

He is a leader and a very powerful athlete.

Flanker: Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby)

The up-and-coming powerhouse is already a good player.

He is one of those that is going to develop into an international player under Eddie Jones, so it will be great to see him making an impact in the Premiership.

Number 8: David Denton (Worcester Warriors)

The 27-year-old will make the switch to Sixways from Bath this summer after 23 appearances for their Aviva Premiership rivals over two seasons.

Zimbabwe-born Denton, who can also play at lock, qualified for Scotland through his mother and has played 35 times for his adopted country with his last appearance in June 2016.