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Rugby Union

Goodrick-Clarke makes London Irish move

15th May 2019, 14:12 by Craig Smithson

Premiership new-boys London Irish have moved to bring in prop Will Goodrick-Clarke from Championship outfit Richmond.

The 23-year-old has been combining his studies at Oxford Brookes University with plying his trade for Richmond over the past two years after joining them from Gloucester Academy.

But his form over those two seasons has been impressive as he was named in The Rugby Paper's 2018/19 Championship Dream Team, having been voted for by the 12 coaches in the second tier.

Exiles coach Declan Kidney was one of those to be impressed by Goodrick-Clarke and he is hoping the youngster can now make the step up to the Premiership.

He told the club's website: "Will has all the attributes that we are looking for in a prop. His set piece is solid and he works hard around the field. I'm delighted he will be a London Irish player next season."

"I am excited to be signing for London Irish and looking forward to joining up for pre-season in June." Goodrick-Clarke added.

"Having played against London Irish this season, I know their current front rowers are great players, so I look forward to working with them next season."

The news of Goodrick-Clarke's arrival came on the back of London Irish also tying down flanker Conor Gilsenan and prop Lovejoy Chawatama to new deals.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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