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Last Updated: Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 13:51 GMT 14:51 UK
Relegated Tykes sign back-row duo
Richard Bryan
Bryan's career has been plagued by injury
Leeds Tykes have added two back rowers to their squad, signing Plymouth Albion's Martin Schusterman and Richard Bryan from Newport Gwent Dragons.

Schusterman has won nine caps for Argentina, while Bryan is a former Bridgend captain.

"Both are experienced back rowers who add a great deal to our pack," said director of rugby Stuart Lancaster.

Roland De Marigny has left the club to join Calvisano, and Scott Morgan and Nathan Thomas have returned to Wales.

Morgan has been linked with moves to Llanelli Scarlets or Cardiff Blues.

This will give me a chance to restart my career and the club share a lot of my ambitions

Richard Bryan

Former Bath, Bridgend and Celtic Warriors number eight Bryan was released by the Dragons after missing the best part of two seasons with knee injuries.

"I am very pleased to be joining Leeds after a difficult few months in Wales," said Bryan.

"This will give me a chance to restart my career and the club share a lot of my ambitions.

"Next year will be a fresh start for the Tykes, with the amount of new players signing for the club and young players being promoted, and that is great for me.

"You cannot be anything other than very impressed by the set up here at the Tykes.

"The calibre of player we are signing bodes well for next season and trying to get back into the Premiership.

"I realise I will be one of the more experienced players in the squad but I am looking forward to that challenge, at my last couple of clubs that leadership role is something I have enjoyed."

SEE ALSO
Tykes appoint Lancaster as boss
10 May 06 |  English
Leeds confirm mass player exodus
07 May 06 |  English
Tykes relegated from Premiership
16 Apr 06 |  English
Transfer talk - Welsh regions
02 May 06 |  Welsh


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