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London Irish bring in Italian prop Zilocchi with immediate effect

By Kim Ekin
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London Irish have bolstered their pack with immediate effect by signing 25-year-old Italian Giosue Zilocchi from Zebre. A club statement read: “London Irish has strengthened its front row options with the signing of Italy international prop Giosue Zilocchi, who joins the club with immediate effect.

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The tighthead has 16 Italy caps to his name, the most recent of those coming in the 2022 Six Nations campaign.”

London Irish boss Declan Kidney added: “We are delighted that Gio has agreed to join the club and look forward to seeing him get going in a London Irish jersey. 

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“Although only 25 years old, Gio has experienced a lot of international rugby that will only help him in the next stage of his career. We look forward to seeing him develop with us here at Hazelwood.”

Zilocchi said: “Joining London Irish is a great opportunity for me and I’m very excited to help the team wherever possible.

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“The team have been playing some brilliant rugby this season and it feels like they are heading in the right direction. I’m looking forward to pulling on the London Irish shirt.”

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