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Guinness Premiership Summer transfers

31 August 2005

31 August 2005
Keep up to date with all the transfer activity in the Guinness Premiership during the summer ahead of the new season on RFU.com - the official website of the Rugby Football Union.

Bath Rugby

New players: Andy Dunne (Fly half - Harlequins), Michael Stephenson (Winger - Newcastle Falcons), Pieter Dixon (Hooker - Stormers), David Bory (Winger - Castres), Peter Short (Flanker - Narbonne)

Players leaving: Mike Tindall (Centre - Gloucester), Jonathan Humphreys (Hooker - retired, Assistant coach) Geraint Lewis (Flanker - Bristol), Robbie Fleck (Centre - retired because of injury) 

Bristol Shoguns

New players: Mark Regan (Hooker - Leeds Tykes), Lee Robinson (Winger - Plymouth Albion), Mariano Sambucetti (Lock - Buenos Aires), Gareth Llewellyn (Lock - Narbonne) Roy Winters (Number 8 - NEC Harlequins), Vaughan Going (Full back - Beziers), Paul Hull (Assistant Coach - London Irish), Mark Denney (Centre - Castres), David Lemi (Eing - Samoa), Tommy Hayes (Fly half - Worcester), Brian Lima (Centre - Munster), Andy Reay (Centre - Harlequins), Dan Ward Smith (No 8 - Plymouth Albion), Jake Rauluni (Scrum half , Martin Rospide (Prop - Argentina).

Players leaving: Ed Pearce (Lock - released), Mark Woodrow (Fly half - released), Hentie Martens (Scrum half - released), Luke Nabaro (Winger - released), Jim Brownrigg (No 8 - released), Owen Evans (Winger - released), Adam Billig (Full back - released)  

Gloucester

New players: Ludovic Mercier (Fly half - Pau), Mike Tindall (Centre - Bath), Peter Richards (Scrum half - London Wasps), Patrice Collazo (Prop - Toulouse), Quinton Davids (Locks - Western Province), Rob Thirlby (Wing - Penzance & Newlyn), Bryan Redpath (Assistant coach  - Sale)  

Players leaving: Andy Gomersall (Scrum half - Worcester), Dave Ellis (Defence coach), Nigel Melville (Director of Rugby).

Leeds Tykes

New players: Nathan Thomas (Flanker - Cardiff Blues), Roland Reid (No 8 London Irish), Justin Marshall (Scrum half - Canterbury), Gordon Bullough (Hooker - ), Roland de Marigny (Full back - Parma), Kees Lensing (prop - Bulls), Daryl Powell (Assistant coach - Leeds Rhinos) 

Players leaving: Alan Dickens (Scrum half - Saracens), Mark Regan (Hooker - Bristol Shoguns), Matt Holt (Prop - retired), Jon Callard (Assistant coach - RFU). 

Leicester Tigers

New players: Shane Jennings (Flanker - Leinster), Ian Humphreys (Fly half - Belfast Harlequins), Alejandro Moreno (Prop - Brive), Ian Nimmo (Lock - Heriots), Leo Cullen (Lock - Leinster), 

Players leaving: Tom Ryder (Second row - Saracens), Neil Back (Flanker - moving to the coaching side at Leicester), Martin Johnson (Second row - Retired), Roger Warren (Fly half - released), Peter Cook (Prop - released), John Holtby (Winger - released)  

London Irish

New players: Dannie Coetzee (hooker - Blue Bulls), Michael Collins (Prop - Waikato Chiefs), Riki Flutey (Fly half - Wellington) Ben Willis (Scrum half - Beziers), Olivier Magne (Back row - Clermont Auvergne), Toby Booth (Forwards Coach), Juan Manuel Leguizamon (No 8 - San Isidro, Buenos Aires), James Storey (Centre), Paul Franze (Centre  - Penrith Panthers -RL). 

Players leaving: Geoff Appleford (Centre - Northampton Saints), Gary Gold (Head Coach - Western Province), Paul Hull ( Assistant coach - Bristol Shoguns), Mark Mapletoft (Fly half - Saracens Academy coach) 

London Wasps

New players: Jeremy Staunton (Fly half - Harlequins), Eion Redden (Scrum half - Munster), David Van Eyk (Prop - Waikato), Jon Dawson (Prop - Harlequins), Peter Bracken (Prop - Connacht).  

Players leaving: Will Green (Prop - Leinster), Craig Dowd (Prop - Moving into a coaching role at the club), Peter Richards (Scrum half - Gloucester), Trevor Leota (Hooker - TBC), Warren Gatland (Director of Rugby - New Zealand)

Newcastle Falcons

New players: Tino Paoletti (Prop - Plymouth Albion), Andy Perry (Second row - Plymouth Albion), Anthony Elliott (Winger - Rotherham), James Hoyle (Centre/wing - Sale Sharks), Robbie Morris (Prop - Northampton Saints), Owen Finegan (FLanker - ACT Brumbies). 

Players leaving: Epi Taione (Centre - Sale Sharks), Michael Stephenson (Winger - Newcastle Falcons), Craig Hamilton (Lock - Glasgow), Semo Sititi (No 8 - Borders), Galo Alvarez Quinones (Prop - released). 

Northampton Saints

New players: Ben Lewitt (Flanker - Bedford Blues), Robbie Kydd (Utility back - Saracens), Sean Lamont (Wing - Glasgow), James Percival (Second row - Worcester), Colin Noon (Prop - Rotherham), David Quinlan (Centre - Leinster), Geoff Appleford (Centre - London Irish), Sam Harding (Flanker - Canterbury), Daniel Browne (No 8 - Grenoble), Luke Harbutt (Prop - on trial)- Saracens 2003/04 had a year out), Carlos SPencer (Fly half - Auckland)

Players leaving: Shane Drahm (Fly half - Worcester), Robbie Morris (Prop - Newcastle Falcons), Wylie Human (Winger - Cats), Marc Stcherbina (Centre - released), Mark Tucker (Centre - Worcester), Corne Krige (Flanker - retired), Ed Donoghue (Flanker - Worcester). 

Sale Sharks 

New players: Mark Taylor (Centre - Llanelli), Lionel Faure (Prop - Pau), Nathan Bonner Evans (Back row - Ospreys), Elvis Sevala'il (Wing/centre - Ospreys), Valentin Courant (Scrum half - Brive), Epi Taione (Centre - Newcastle Falcons), Daniel Larrechea (Fly half - Bayonne)

Players leaving: James Hoyle (Centre/wing - Newcastle Falcons), Mike Hercus (Fly half - Llanelli), Bryan Redpath (Assistant coach - Gloucester). Chris Rhys Jones (Wing - St Helens RL).

Saracens

New players: Tom Ryder (Second row - Leicester Tigers), Alan Dickens (Dcrum half - Leeds Tykes), Andrew Farrell (Wigan RL), Nnambi Obi (WInger - Henley Hawks), Billy O'Driscoll (Centre - Henley Hawks), Emmanuel Amapakabo (Flanker - Brive)

Players leaving: Rafael Ibanez (Hooker - released)  

Worcester

New players: Andy Gomersall ( Scrum half - Gloucester), Shane Drahm (Fly half - Northampton Saints), Nicolas Le Roux (Full back - Brive), Ed O'Donoghue (Back row - Northampton), Chris Fortey (Hooker - Gloucester), Emiliano Bergamaschi  (Prop - Saracens), Mark Tucker (Centre - Northampton), Johnny Tuamoheloa (Flanker - Newbury), Kai Horstmann (No 8 - Harlequins) 

Players leaving: James Percival (Second row - Northampton Saints), Andy Keast (Coach - released), Neil COle (Scrum half - released), Ben Daly (Hooker - released), Mark Gabey (Flanker - released), Tommy Hayes (Fly half - Bristol), Neil Lyman (Prop - released), Brad Macleod Henderson (No 8 - released), Neil Mason (Flanker - released), Daren O'Leary (Full back - released), Duncan Roke (Centre - released), Giscard Pieters (Wing - released), Paul Sampson (Wing - released), Clive Stuart Smith 9Scrum half - Llanelli)