Every season throws up new faces and the 2008-09 Guinness Premiership campaign should be no exception with young guns, overseas recruits and cross-code converts all desperate to make their mark.
During the summer England Under-20s went all the way to the inaugural IRB World Junior World Championship final before falling to New Zealand and several of their exciting backs look set to shine this term.
Overseas stars may not have flocked to the Premiership in the same numbers as they have to France, but some big names have arrived.
And the cross-code roulette wheel has been spun again, with Bath hoping that this time their number comes up.
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