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Manning signs up with Falcons
June 3, 2010
Munster's Jeremy Manning slides a kick through, Munster v New Zealand, Thomond Park, Limerick, Ireland, November 18, 2008
Jeremy Manning has signed a deal with Newcastle © Getty Images
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  • Newcastle have signed Munster fly-half Jeremy Manning on a one-year deal. The New Zealand-born pivot will compete with Jimmy Gopperth for the No.10 jersey at Kingston Park.

    "He's a quality player," Falcons boss Alan Tait said. "Jeremy has been in a fantastic environment over in Munster for the past five seasons, learning from the greats like Ronan O'Gara."

  • Saracens duo Fabio Ongaro and Matias Aguero have left the Guinness Premiership club to join new Magners League franchise Aironi Rugby. Also leaving Vicarage Road are veteran fly-half Glen Jackson, scrum-half Moses Rauluni and centre Kevin Sorrell, who have all retired. Sorrell and Rauluni will now take up positions with the club's academy.

  • The Ospreys have released four squad memebers, with prop Ross Davies, hooker Ed Shervington, scrum-half Liam Davies and winger Jonny Vaughton all leaving the region at the end of the season.

  • Highlanders fly-half Matthew Berquist and former Chiefs scrum-half Toby Morland have boosted Auckland's rugby stocks ahead of the national provincial championship season.

    "We're thrilled to welcome these two players to Auckland rugby. Matthew was one of Hawke's Bay's outstanding performers in last year's provincial competition and Toby will bring a lot of experience to a relatively young Auckland side in the key No.9 jersey," coach Mark Anscombe said.

  • James Arlidge has signed a one-year deal with Championship side Nottingham after leaving Newport-Gwent Dragons. The Japanese international had previously turned out for the Highlanders and Blues in Super Rugby.

    "He fits with our plans to play exciting attacking rugby and he will give us strong leadership of a youthful and exuberant backline," Nottingham director of rugby Glenn Delaney said. "Having lost Tim Taylor to Gloucester we needed to bring in a fly half of true calibre and in James we believe we have found it."


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