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Tom Vardell in shock move to Wales

By Nathaniel Cope
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Tom Varndell has completed a shock move to Wales for the rest of the season.

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The 32-year-old winger had been training with the Scarlets ahead of the move.

Varndell is the Aviva Premiership’s top try scorer with an impressive 92 tries, but has been playing with Championship club Bristol since 2015.

His two previous clubs are Leicester Tigers and Wasps. He won the last of his four England caps against New Zealand in 2008.

The Pro 14 champions completed the signing of Varndell on Tuesday.

The Scarlets are second in the Conference B of the Pro 14, three points behind leaders Leinster. They’re also in the quarter-finals of the European Rugby Champions Cup, where they will face La Rochelle at Parc Y Scarlets on March 30th.

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Wayne Pivac’s squad has been decimated by international call-ups to Wales during the Six Nations, along with injuries piling up.

Among his back three Johnny McNicholl and Tom Prydie have both picked up knocks, while Steff Evans and Leigh Halfpenny are in Warren Gatland’s squad preparing for the game with Italy.

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