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Aviva Premiership new boys London Welsh sign Plymouth Albion's Chris Elder

By WMNBillMartin  |  Posted: June 10, 2014

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Plymouth Albion's utility back Chris Elder has joined London Welsh

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London Welsh have announced three more new signings as they prepare for their Aviva Premiership return next season.

The Exiles, who secured promotion after winning the Championship over two legs against Bristol, captured England international Olly Barkley from the Scarlets on Monday.

And they have now added Barkley’s fellow backs Nick Reynolds, Tristan Roberts and Chris Elder to their squad.

Centre Reynolds joins from the Scarlets, while fly-half or full-back Roberts will arrive from Bristol and utility back Elder leaves Plymouth Albion for the Kassam Stadium.

London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell, said: “Tristan was unfortunate this year to sit behind Nicky Robinson and Adrian Jarvis at Bristol and didn’t really get the opportunities he might have.

“But he has got great game understanding and kicks a lot of points, and after meeting with him you could tell he’s going to fit in well to our environment.

“Nick made four Heineken Cup appearances for the Scarlets last season, and he’s another player with great skills and a real turn of pace.

“Chris came out of the Wasps academy, and in the two games we played against Plymouth Albion last season he definitely showed he has something to offer.”

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