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Guinness Premiership Ins and Outs

The Guinness Premiership kicks off again on 4 September after a busy close season.

With Leicester preparing to defend their title, and Leeds looking to survive after replacing relegated Bristol, every top-flight club has witnessed a large turnover in players.

Many have joined the exodus to France, with 22 players - including a dozen Englishmen - crossing the Channel, only six - World Cup winner Ben Cohen among them - making the opposite journey.

BBC Sport provides a run-down of all the arrivals and departures at each of the 12 clubs.

BATH
Olly Barkley

Ins: Olly Barkley (fly-half, Gloucester), Chris Cracknell (flanker, Exeter), Matt Carraro (centre/winger, NSW Waratahs), Nicky Little (fly-half, Petarca Padova), Julian Salvi (flanker, ACT Brumbies), Ben Skirving (number eight, Saracens), Luke Watson (flanker, Western Province), David Wilson (prop, Newcastle).

Outs: Shaun Berne (centre, Leinster), Alex Crockett (centre, resigned), Chris Goodman (flanker, Bedford), Justin Harrison (lock, retired), Andrew Higgins (winger, resigned), Paulica Ion (prop, London Irish), Robbie Kydd (utility back, released), Michael Lipman (flanker, resigned), Laurence Ovens (prop, Newcastle), Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu (centre, Gloucester), James Scaysbrook (flanker, Exeter).

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GLOUCESTER
Nicky Robinson

Players In: Dave Attwood (lock, Bristol), Pierre Capdevielle (prop, Brive), Darren Dawiduik (hooker, Cornish Pirates), Paul Doran-Jones (prop, London Welsh), Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu (centre/fly-half, Bath), Rupert Harden (prop, Tynedale), Tim Molenaar (centre, Nottingham), Nicky Robinson (fly-half, Cardiff Blues), Carlos Spencer (fly-half, Northampton), Tom Voyce (wing, London Wasps).

Players Out: Jack Adams (centre, Bristol), Anthony Allen (centre, Leicester, Iain Balshaw (full-back, Biarritz), Olly Barkley (fly-half, Bath), Gareth Cooper (scrum-half, Cardiff Blues), James Forrester (number eight, retired), Jack Forster (prop, Sale), Mark Foster (wing, Exeter), Ryan Lamb (fly-half, London Irish), Ross McMillan (hooker, Coventry), Carlos Nieto (prop, Saracens), Dan Norton (wing, Bristol), Willie Walker (fly-half, Worcester), Matthew Watkins (centre, Newport Gwent Dragons), David Young (prop, Edinburgh).

Discuss Gloucester's prospects this season on 606

HARLEQUINS
Rory Clegg

Ins: John Andress (prop, Exeter), Gonzalo Camacho (centre, BACRC), Rory Clegg (fly-half, Newcastle), Kevin Corrigan (hooker, Esher), Karl Dickinson (scrum-half, Bedford), Josh Drauniniu (wing, Exeter), James Johnston (prop, Ponsonby), Lewis Stevenson (lock, Exeter).

Outs: Charlie Amesbury (wing, Newcastle), De Wet Barry (centre, Eastern Province), Peter Bracken (prop, released), John Brooks (prop, TBA), Phil Davies (back-row, Pau), Andy Gomarsall (scrum-half, Leeds), James Inglis (lock, released), Shane O'Connor (lock, released), Chris Malone (fly-half, London Irish), Mickey Pointing (hooker, released), Junior Polu (scrum-half, released), Alex Rogers (prop, released), Mike Ross (prop, Leinster), Tom Sargeant (flanker, released), Epi Taione (centre, Racing Metro).

Discuss Harlequins' prospects this season on 606

LEEDS CARNEGIE
Alfie To'ala

Ins: Andy Boyde (number eight, Doncaster), Juan Gomes (prop, Leinster), Andy Gomarsall (scrum-half, Harlequins), Henry Fa'afili (winger, Biarritz), Gareth Hardy (prop, Western Force), Ceiron Thomas (fly-half, Llanelli Scarlets), Alfie To'oala (back-row, Bristol), Marco Wentzel (lock, Leicester).

Outs: Tom Biggs (wing, Newcastle), James Brooks (fly-half, Doncaster), Alberto Di Bernardo (fly-half, Bourgoin), Jon Dunbar (flanker, retiring), Rob Vickerman (centre, Newcastle).

Discuss Leeds' prospects this season on 606

LEICESTER
Anthony Allen

Ins: Anthony Allen (centre, Gloucester), Joe Duffey (hooker, Nottingham), James Grindal (scrum-half, Leicester), Robbie Harris (prop, Nottingham), Geoff Parling (lock, Newcastle), Jeremy Staunton (fly-half, London Wasps), Billy Twelvetrees (centre, Bedford).

Outs: Santiago Bonorino (prop, Northampton), Martin Corry (back-row, retired), Julien Dupuy (scrum-half, Stade Francais), Ayoola Erinle (centre, Biarritz), Ben Herring (flanker, retired), Derick Hougaard (fly-half, Saracens), Benjamin Kayser (hooker, Stade Francais), Ben Pienaar (number eight, Nottingham), Greig Tonks (centre, Nottingham), Tom Varndell (wing, Wasps), Marco Wentzel (lock, Leeds), Tom Youngs (hooker, Nottingham).

Discuss Leicester's prospects this season on 606

LONDON IRISH
Paulica Ion

Ins: Eoghan Hickey (fly-half/full-back, Wasps), Paulica Ion (prop, Bath), Ryan Lamb (fly-half, Gloucester), Jamie Lennard (fly-half, Doncaster), Chris Malone (fly-half, Harlequins), Andy Perry (lock, Newcastle), Ben Stevenson, (scrum-half/fly-half, Newbury), George Stowers (back-row, Kobe), James Tideswell (prop, Plymouth).

Outs: James Bailey (wing, Lyon), Warren Fury (scrum-half, London Wasps), Shane Geraghty (fly-half/centre, Northampton), James Hudson (lock, Newcastle), Tonga Lea'aetoa (prop, Toulon), Dominic Shabbo (wing/centre, London Welsh), Richard Skuse (prop, Saracens).

Discuss London Irish's prospects this season on 606

LONDON WASPS
Dan Ward-Smith

In: Ben Broster (prop, Saracens), Warren Fury (scrum-half, London Irish), Jason Hobson (prop, Bristol), Ben Jacobs (centre, Saracens), Steve Kefu (centre, Castres), David Lemi (wing, Bristol), Joe Simpson (scrum-half, Academy), Lee Smith (utility back, Leeds Rhinos), Tom Varndell (wing, Leicester), Marty Veale (lock, Northland), Dan Ward-Smith (number eight, Bristol).

Out: Pat Barnard (prop, Brive), Riki Flutey (centre, Brive), James Haskell (flanker, Stade Francais), Rob Hoadley (centre, coaching), Michael Holford (prop, London Welsh), Raphael Ibanez (hooker, retired), Mossy Lawler (wing, TBA), Josh Lewsey (wing, Retired), Tom Palmer (lock, Stade Francais), Eoin Reddan (scrum-half, Leinster), Jeremy Staunton (fly-half, Leicester), Damien Varley (hooker, Munster), Tom Voyce (wing, Gloucester).

Discuss Wasps's prospects this season on 606

NEWCASTLE
Filipo Levi

Ins: Josh Afu (flanker, Doncaster), Charlie Amesbury (wing, Harlequins), Tom Biggs (wing, Leeds), Gcobani Bobo (centre, Stormers), Kieran Brookes (prop, Fylde), Jimmy Gopperth (fly-half, Auckland Blues), James Hudson (lock, London Irish), Filipo Levi (flanker, Ospreys), Chris Micklewood (utility back, Brive), Uche Oduoza (wing, Suntory Sungoliath), Laurence Ovens (prop, Bath), Grant Shiells (prop, Kelso), Michael Tait (centre, Kelso), Rob Vickerman (centre, Leeds), Alex Walker (hooker, Saracens)

Outs: Ross Batty (hooker, Rotherham), Ross Beattie (back-row, released), Andy Buist (second-row, London Irish), Rory Clegg (fly-half, Harlequins), Tom Dillon (released), Phil Dowson (back-row, Northampton), Eni Gesinde (released), James Grindal (scrum-half, Leicester), Steve Jones (full-back, Edinburgh), Andy Long (hooker, Rotherham), Tom May (centre, Toulon), Joe McDonnell (prop, Cetransa El Salvador), Jamie Noon (centre, Brive), Geoff Parling (lock, Leicester), Andy Perry (lock, London Irish), Ollie Phillips (wing, Stade Francais), John Rudd (winger, released), Joe Shaw (centre, Hong Kong), Sean Tomes (lock, Exeter), Tim Visser (winger, Edinburgh), Jonny Wilkinson (fly-half, Toulon), David Wilson (prop, Bath), Russell Winter (back-row, retired).

Discuss Newcastle's prospects this season on 606

NORTHAMPTON
Shane Geraghty

Ins: Santiago Bonorino (prop, Leicester), Phil Dowson (back-row, Newcastle), Shane Geraghty (fly-half, London Irish), Brian Mujati (prop, Stormers), Dan Vickerman (lock, Cambridge University).

Outs: Will Harries (full-back, Newport Gwent Dragons), Phil Hoy (lock, released), Sean Lamont (wing, Scarlets), Ben Lewitt (flanker, Bedford Blues), Matt Lord (lock, retired), Rob Milligan (number eight, retired), Alex Rae (lock, Bedford), Tom Smith (prop, retired), Carlos Spencer (fly-half, Gloucester), Neil Starling (centre, London Welsh), Barry Stewart (prop, retired), .

Discuss Northampton's prospects this season on 606

SALE
Ben Cohen

Ins: David Bishop (centre, Ospreys), Ben Cohen (wing, Brive), Jack Forster (prop, Gloucester), Gavin Kerr (prop, Edinburgh), Sisa Koyamaibole (back-row, Toulon), Mahonri Schwalger (hooker, Scarlets), David Seymour (flanker, Saracens), Marika Vakacegu (utility back, Cornish Pirates).

Outs: Sebastien Chabal (back-row, Racing Metro), Ross Davies (prop, Ospreys), Lionel Faure (prop, Clermont Auvergne), Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe (flanker, Toulon), Luke McAlister (centre, North Harbour).

Discuss Sale's prospects this season on 606

SARACENS
Carlos Nieto

Ins: Kevin Barrett (scrum-half, Exeter), Mouritz Botha (lock, Bedford), Schalk Brits (hooker, Stormers), Rhys Gill (prop, Cardiff Blues), Michael Horak (full-back, Treviso), Derick Hougaard (fly-half, Leicester), Ernst Joubert (back-row, Lions), Carlos Nieto (prop, Gloucester), Ethienne Reynecke (hooker, Lions), Richard Skuse (prop, London Irish), Michael Tagicakibau (wing, London Welsh), Frik Venter (prop, the Sharks)

Outs: Kris Chesney (back-row, Toulon), Matt Cairns (hooker, released), Andy Farrell (centre, retired), Chris Jack (lock, Western Province), Ben Jacobs (centre, London Wasps), Cencus Johnston (prop, Toulouse), Andy Kyriacou (hooker, Ulster), Francisco Leonelli (full-back), Nick Lloyd (prop, released), Ben Broster (prop, Wasps), David Seymour (flanker, Sale), Ben Skirving (number eight, Bath), Gordon Ross (fly-half, released), Cobus Visagie (prop, retired), Mickey Wilson (scrum-half, Viadana), Alex Walker (hooker, Newcastle).

Discuss Saracens' prospects this season on 606

WORCESTER
Adam Black

Ins: Adam Black (prop, Dragons), Calum MacRae , (utility back, Edinburgh), Willie Walker (fly-half, Gloucester) Olivier Sourgens (prop, Begles-Bordeaux).

Outs: Loki Crichton (utility back, Suntory Sungoliath), Chris Horsman (prop, retired), Ben Jones (scrum-half, Moseley), Hal Luscombe (centre, retired), Darren Morris (prop, Cardiff Blues), Matt Powell (scrum-half, retired).

Discuss Worcester's prospects this season on 606


* Please note, academy players are not included.



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