Ins & outs at the Welsh regions

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Scrum V's guide to the Welsh rugby regions' ins and outs ahead of the 2011-12 season.

Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues


Out: Tom Shanklin (retired), Tom Brown (Newport Gwent Dragons), Tom Slater (Bristol), Ben White, Tom Davies, Bryn Griffiths, James Loxton (Connacht), Gareth Cooper (retired, during season), Gary Powell (retired, during season).

Coaches out: Dai Young (Wasps), Dan Baugh (conditioning, WRU).

Coach in: TBC

Newport Gwent Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons

In: Tom Brown (Cardiff Blues), Nathan Williams (Moseley), James Leadbeater (Newport), Steffan Jones (Cross Keys), Trystan Davies (from Dragons academy) Sam Parry (from Dragons academy).

Out: Joe Bearman (Ospreys), Matthew Watkins, Duane Goodfield (retired), Ali McKenzie, Arthur Ellis, Adam Brown (London Welsh), James Thomas, Pat Palmer (Pontypridd), Craig Attwell, Rhydian Wilson, Tom Cooper, Rhodri Gomer-Davies, Nathan Brew (Neath), James Davies (Neath), Matt Evans, Nicky Griffiths (Jersey), James Harris (Wasps).

Coach out: Paul Turner, during season.

Coach in: Robert Appleyard (defence, during season; made permanent post-season).

Other news: Darren Edwards named head coach during season; Robert Beale named director of rugby during season.



In: George Stowers (London Irish), Kahn Fotuali'i (Crusaders), Aaron Jarvis (Bath), Pete Smith (Northern Suburbs, Sydney), James Goode (Manawatu, during season, Joe Bearman (Dragons), Chauncey O'Toole (Canada).

Out: James Hook (Perpignan), Lee Byrne (Clermont Auvergne), Mike Phillips (Bayonne), Craig Mitchell (Exeter), Marty Holah (Waikato), Jerry Collins (Yamaha Jubilo), Rory Pitman (Glasgow, loan), Jonathan Spratt (London Irish), Jamie Nutbrown (Hawkes Bay), Matthew Jarvis (Connacht), Conor Mcinerney (retired), Ben Lewis (retired).

Coaches out: Skills coach Gruff Rees joins Aironi, Filo Tiatio joins Toyota Verblitz.

Other news: Andrew Hore moves from elite performance director to chief operations officer; Andy Williams (retired, Worcester) appointed player development officer.



In: Sione Timani (Carmarthen Quins), Rhodri Gomer-Davies (Dragons), Rhys Jones, Ruki Tipuna (Bay of Plenty).

Out: Stephen Shingler (London Irish), Martin Roberts (Northampton), Regan King (Clermont Auvergne), David Lyons (Stade Francais), Dafydd Jones (retired), Jonny Fa'amatuainui.

Other news: Nigel Short takes over from Huw Evans as chairman.

Welsh exiles & non-regional players' ins & outs:

Players: Andy Powell (London Wasps to Sale), Gavin Henson (Saracens to Toulon to TBC), Eifion Lewis-Roberts (Sale to Toulon), Alix Popham (Brive, retired), Jamie Corsi (to Papatoetoe RFC, Auckland during season), Andy Williams (Worcester, retired), Ed Siggery (Pontypridd to London Irish), Tom Cheeseman (Harlequins to Esher), Matthew Jarvis (Cardiff to Connacht), David Bishop (Edinburgh to Neath).

Coaches: Lyn Jones (Al Khubairat School, Abu Dhabi to London Welsh), Huw Wiltshire (ex-WRU fitness coach, to London Welsh), Paul Turner (unattached to Wasps).

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