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Cross' move to London Irish confirmed

25th March 2014 10:51

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Geoff Cross Sctoland training Six Nations 2013

Geoff Cross: Penned a two-year deal

London Irish have bolstered their front-row options for next season by signing Scotland tighthead prop Geoff Cross.

The 31-year-old joins from Edinburgh on a two-year deal having made 130 appearances for the club, scoring six tries.

He has won 28 caps for Scotland and has appeared throughout the 2014 Six Nations. Alongside playing club and international rugby, Cross is now also a qualified medical doctor.

London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith said: "It is great to have a player of Geoff's talent and experience joining our squad next season.

"He is a genuine International tighthead who has performed exceptionally well in the recent Six Nations Championship.

"We will have plenty of competition in the front row next season that will only benefit the squad."

Commenting on his decision to sign for the Exiles, Cross said: "Moving down to London Irish is a fantastic opportunity for me.

"Having met with Brian, discussed the vision of the club and seen the new training facility it was clear to see the intent the club has moving forward.

"Leaving Edinburgh was a difficult decision and I will leave with many fond memories, however I am excited to be moving to Sunbury and look forward to the challenge ahead."

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