London Irish Continue Recruitment Drive With Four More Quality Signings
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London Irish mean business.
Newly promoted London Irish have continued their recruitment drive with four more quality signings today. 36-times capped Australian international hooker Saia Fainga’a, Italian international Luke McLean, French Top 14 winger Napolioni Nalaga and Saracens front-row Petrus Du Plessis have all agreed to join the Exiles.
This follows on from yesterday’s triple signing of prop Gordon Reid, Georgia forward Lasha Lomidze and Rebels scrum-half Ben Meehan.
Fainga’a, 30, made his Super Rugby debut for the Brumbies in 2006 and had a two-year stint with the Canberra-based club, before moving to Queensland Reds where he spent seven seasons. McLean, 29, has Premiership experience and 89 Italy caps to his name, played in all of his country’s RBS 6 Nations matches this year.
Nalaga, 31, who racked up 105 tries in 165 games during two stints with Clermont Auvergne, was a Heineken Cup Finalist in 2013. While Du Plessis lifted the European Rugby Champions Cup twice and the Premiership Rugby title on three occasions with Saracens.