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Short signs for London Irish

19th March 2014 11:23

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Exiles move: James Short

London Irish have announced the signing of talented young winger James Short from fellow Premiership side Saracens on a two-year contract.

Short, who is currently on loan at London Wasps, competed against the Exiles in the recent Aviva Premiership fixture played at Adams Park.

His strong running and strength in the tackle made him one of the breakthrough players during 2010/11. He has since gone on to score 12 tries in 54 Premiership appearances since making his debut in November 2010.

The 24-year-old scored the only try in 2011 Premiership final for Saracens in their victory over Leicester at Twickenham.

London Irish Director of Rugby, Brian Smith, is delighted to have Short in the Irish ranks for the next two seasons.

"James has a huge amount of Premiership experience for a 24-year-old. He is extremely talented, a great finisher and an ambitious player who will be a huge asset to our squad," he said.

Commenting on his decision to sign for the Exiles, Short said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Saracens and winning the Premiership in 2011 was a real highlight. However I feel it is time for a new challenge and the chance to join London Irish is a perfect opportunity for me.

"They play a brand of rugby that will really suit my game and with players like Tom Court, Luke Narraway and Tom Guest also joining this summer, the intent of the Club looks very ambitious."

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