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Friday, 16 August, 2002, 15:38 GMT 16:38 UK
Premiership ins and outs
Big names have come and gone during the summer
A fresh batch of international talent will descend on England's Zurich Premiership after a flurry of summer transfer activity.

Wasps have signalled their intent to improve on last season by tempting former Wales and Lions scrum-half Rob Howley to London.

But champions Leicester have also added to their squad, with French prop Franck Tournaire one of the new arrivals at Welford Road.

The southern hemisphere contingent has also swelled with the arrivals of Wallaby Graeme Bond, Springboks Andre Vos and Thinus Delport, and All Black Bruce Reihana.

Here BBC Sport Online gives a full run-down on the main arrivals and departures at each of the 12 Zurich Premiership clubs.


Bath

New director of rugby: Jack Rowell
New first-team coach: Brian Smith
New skills and defence coach: Richard Graham

In: Jonathan Humphreys (Cardiff), Alessio Galasso (Montferrand), Adam Vander (Bristol), Ross Blake (Bristol), Chris Malone (Exeter)

Out: Mark Regan (Leeds), Mark Gabey (Worcester), Tom Luke (Bristol).


Bristol

New head coach: Peter Thorburn

In: Martin Shaw (Sale), Scott Morgan (Llanelli), Peter Richards (Treviso), Tom Luke (Bath).

Out: Jason Little, Sean Marsden (Neath), Mike McCarrick, Ross Blake (Bath), Adam Vander (Bath).


Gloucester

New assistant coach: Dean Ryan

In: Thinus Delport (Cats, SA), Peter Buxton (Newport), Simon Amor (Cambridge University).

Out: Joe Ewens (Rotherham), Diego Albanese (Leeds), Dimitri Yachvili (Biarritz), Koli Sewabu (Biarritz).


Harlequins:

New assistant coach: Paul Turner

In: Laurent Gomez (Montferrand), Nathan Williams (Stade Franšais), Andre Vos (Cats, SA), Pablo Cardinalli (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Viliame Satala (Mont de Marsan), Marco Caputo (Montferrand).

Out: Steve White-Cooper (retired), David Wilson, Garrick Morgan (Pau), Mark Mapletoft (London Irish).


Leeds

New assistant coach: Jon Callard

In: Diego Albanese (Gloucester), Stewart Campbell (Treviso), Gordon Ross (Edinburgh), George Harder (Auckland), Derek Hegarty (Munster), Mark Regan (Bath).

Out: Ian Clarke (released)


Leicester

In: Franck Tournaire (Toulouse), Tom Tierney (Munster), Rhys Williams (Kowloon, Hong Kong), Gareth Raynor (Hull RLFC).

Out:


London Irish:

In: Mark Mapletoft (Harlequins), Bob Casey (Leinster)

Out: Steve Williams (Northampton), Eddie Halvey (Munster)


Newcastle:

New assistant coach: Andrew Blades

In: James Grindal (Leicester), Steve Brotherstone (Northampton-permament), Joe Shaw (Northampton).

Out: Gary Armstrong, Doddie Weir, George Graham (all Borders), Inga Tuigamala, Pat Lam (both retired).


Northampton

In: Bruce Reihana (Waikato) Steve Williams (London Irish), Oriol Ripol (Rotherham), Simon Hepher (Colomiers), Mark Connors (Queensland).

Out: Olivier Brouzet (Montferrand), Andrew Rennick (Borders), Craig Moir (Borders), Joe Shaw (Newcastle).


Sale

In: Graeme Bond (ACT Brumbies). Johnny Rodham (Harlequins).

Out: Mark Giacheri, Adam Black, Bernard Jackman, Martin Shaw (Bristol).


Saracens

New head coach: Wayne Shelford

In: Christian Califano (Auckland), Craig Quinnell (Cardiff), Andy Goode (Leicester), Johnny Masters (Swansea), Craig Yandell (La Rochelle), Joe Ross (Worcester).

Out: Jannie de Beer (retired), Steve Cheesebrough (Pau).


Wasps

In: Rob Howley (Cardiff)

Out: Ian Jones, Matt Leek, Mike Friday, Rory Jenkins, Colin Allan, Dugale Macer, Martin Offiah, Laurence Scrase.

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