RECAP: Friday’s Rugby Round-Up
Championship side Jersey have signed former New Zealand centre Regan King and scrum-half Kieran Hardy from Scarlets
Defence coach Shaun Edwards is not leaving Wales, contrary to a French website claiming he is joining Toulon, say the Welsh Rugby Union
Bath have signed Cardiff Blues’ Welsh wing Harry Davies ahead of next season
Newcastle Falcons have announced the signing of American forward pair David Tameilau and Nick Civetta for next season
Ex-New Zealand centre joins Jersey
Scarlets centre Regan King is to join English Championship side Jersey for next season. The once-capped All Black is moving on after his contract at Parc y Scarlets wasn’t renewed.
Regan is a fantastically gifted player who will be the perfect addition to our squad, helping to bring on the likes of Brendan Cope and Sam Katz, and offering a different perspective to our backs, particularly regarding their attacking skills,” Jersey boss Harvey Biljon said.
“People will talk about Regan’s age, but that’s not an issue for me – he has made well over 20 appearances for the Scarlets this season and has expressed real enthusiasm about playing for Jersey once we get next season underway.”
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Wales reject report that Shaun Edwards is joining Toulon
Defence coach Shaun Edwards is not leaving Wales, contrary to a French website claiming he is joining Toulon, say the Welsh Rugby Union.
The Wales management have a reciprocal deal with the French club as part of their coaching team’s development.
Edwards though signed a four-year extension to his Wales contract in December 2015.
Toulon fitness coach Paul Stridgeon helps Wales during international periods.
A statement from the WRU said: “Shaun is contracted to Wales through to 2019.”
Bath sign Cardiff Blues’ Harry Davies for next season
Bath have signed Cardiff Blues’ Welsh wing Harry Davies ahead of next season.
The 21-year-old scored one try in two appearances for the Welsh region but crossed eight times in 26 games for Welsh Premiership side Cardiff RFC, who come under the umbrella of the Blues.
He has made three senior appearances since signing from French side Oyonnax.
On Tuesday, Bath announced Argentina wing Horacio Agulla will leave the club at the end of the season.
Falcons complete double American swoop
Newcastle Falcons have announced the signing of American forward pair David Tameilau and Nick Civetta for next season.
Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: “Both David and Nick fit the profile of what we are looking for in our forward pack for next season.
“David is a destructive runner who offers us something different in attack, and has the ability to put on some big defensive hits. He has masses of ability and I believe could go on to become a world-class player.
“Nick is a rounded forward who will add to our physical threat, and we look forward to working with both of them when they arrive for pre-season.”