Prop-short London Irish sign front row pair on short-term deals
London Irish have completed the signings of Jamie Dever and Ryan Bower on short-term contracts ahead of next month’s start to the new Gallagher Premiership season. The 28-year-old Dever joins on a short-term deal after a stint in Major League Rugby where he featured for Houston Sabercats, San Diego Legion and Old Glory DC.
London Irish boss Declan Kidney said: “We’re pleased to welcome both Jamie and Ryan to London Irish. With Facundo (Gigena) called into the Argentina squad and Luke (Green) and Tarek (Haffar) only just returning to pre-season training after their exploits with England Under-20s, we’re a little bit light numbers-wise at prop.
“To be able to add both players to the squad for the next few months will strengthen our options, both on match days and on a daily basis at Hazelwood.”
Irish, who lost out in June by two points in the race to qualify for the Heineken Champions Cup, begin their new Premiership season with a September 18 trip to Worcester.
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