Celtic League comings and goings
August 27, 2002

If you've lost track of all the off season comings and goings ahead of the new Celtic League campaign let us clear up all the details for you.

CELTIC LEAGUE 2002 / 2003 - IN AND OUT

  • BRIDGEND
    IN: Matt James, Gareth Cull (Ebbw Vale), Paul Jones (Cardiff), Craig Richards (Whitland), David Bishop (Treorchy), Simon Mannix (Gloucester), Sililo Martens (Swansea), Andy Moore (Swansea), Mike Powell (Pontypool), Phil Booth (Llanelli), Chris Horsman (Bath), Graham Thomas (Caerphilly), Tom Snellgrove (UWIC), Ryan Jones (Newport), Karl Hocking (Tondu), Corey Harris (Pontypridd).

    OUT: John Devereux (Pontypool), Dan Jones, Mike Peters (released), Jason Hewlett, Keith Stewart (Glamorgan Wdrs), Christian Ferris (Caerphilly), Paul Clapham (Llanelli), Adrian Durston (Neath), Aled Griffiths (Carmarthen Quins), Cerith Rees (Grenoble), Colin Noon (Rotherham), Paul Williams (Bedwas), Lyndon Mustoe (Pontypool), Gareth Dean (London Broncos RL).

  • CAERPHILLY
    IN: Owain Ashman (Cardiff), Scott Heddington (Cardiff), Phil Wheeler (Cardiff), Nick Jones (UWIC), Sam Cox (Bath on loan), Nic Rouse (Bath on loan), Jarrod Murphy (Watsonians), Geraint Lidden (Merthyr), Rhys Lloyd (Merthyr), Richard Skuse (Bristol on loan), Christian Ferris (Bridgend), Stuart Jarman (Tredegar), Ceirion Jones (Llanelli), Nathan Bressington (UWIC)

    OUT: Justin Hughes (Carmarthen Quiins), Andrew Jacobs (Bonymaen), Ben Watkins
    (released), Craig Fitzpatrick (Newbridge), David Hawkins (Aberavon), John Calderley (Old Penarthians), Graham Thomas (Bridgend), Tim Marston (Coventry).

  • CARDIFF
    IN: Dean Dewdney (Neath), Richard Smith (Worcester), Jim Brownrigg (Bristol),
    Heino Sennekal (Namibia).

    OUT: Robert Howley (Wasps), Jonathan Humphreys (Bath), Craig Quinnell
    (Saracens), Scott Heddington (Caerphilly), Phil Wheeler (Caerphilly), Owain
    Ashman (Caerphilly), Semo Sititi (Borders), Nick Wakeley (Ebbw Vale), Greg
    Kacala (retired), Andrew Henry (released), Craig Hudson (Worcester), Paul Jones
    (Bridgend), Lee Thomas (Pontypridd), Neil Jenkins (Pontypridd).

  • EBBW VALE
    IN: Nick Wakeley (Cardiff), Mark Meenan (Bedford), Ed Bingham (Leicester),
    Bryan Shelbourne (Connacht), Richard Davies (Rugby), Adam Black (Sale
    Sharks), Paul Jones (Neath).

    OUT: Andrew Wagstaff (Newport), Gavin Evans (Swansea), David Weatherley
    (released), Andrew Clatworthy (Aberavon), Chris Bevan (Llanharan), Neil
    McKim (Newbridge), Kevin Ellis (Pontypool), Gareth Cull (Bridgend), Matt James
    (Bridgend), Iestyn Thomas (Llanelli).

  • LLANELLI
    IN: Paul Clapham (Bridgend), Matthew Watkins (Newport), Jamie Cudmore
    (Canada), Iestyn Thomas (Ebbw Vale),

    OUT: Craig Gillies (Gloucester), Phil Booth (Bridgend), Scott Morgan (Bristol),
    Rupert Moon (retired), Ceirion Jones (Caerphilly).

  • NEATH
    IN: Adrian Durston (Bridgend), Sean Marsden (Bristol), Andy Newman
    (Northampton), Hywel Jenkins (Swansea), Lyndon Bateman (Llandovery).

    OUT: Richard Francis (Swansea), John Slade (Swansea), Daril Williams
    (Bonymaen), Paul Jones (Ebbw Vale), Dean Dewdney (Cardiff), Dylan Pugh (London
    Welsh), Mike Price (released).

  • NEWPORT
    IN: Alex Cadwallader (Bristol), Andrew Wagstaff (Ebbw Vale), Matthew Veater
    (Cross Keys), Steve Ojomoh (Overmach Parma), Percy Montgomery (Western
    Province).

    OUT: Ryan Jones (Bridgend), Joe Powell (Swansea), Emyr Lewis (Pontypridd),
    Matthew Watkins (Llanelli), Del Cross (Pontypool), Chris Thomas (Pontypool),
    Martyn Llewellyn (released), Peter Buxton (Gloucester).

  • PONTYPRIDD
    IN: Emyr Lewis (Newport), Wayne O'Connor (Rumney), Neil Hennessey (Rumney),
    Phil Edwards (UWIC), Davd Jones (Whitland), Kingsley Jones (Worcester), Lee
    Thomas (Cardiff), Neil Jenkins (Cardiff), Geraint Lewis (Swansea).

    OUT: Lloyd Howell (Aberavon), Gareth Jones (Aberavon), Richard Field
    (Pontypool), Matthew Lloyd (Llantwit Fardre), Corey Harris (Bridgend), Glen
    Remnant (released), Alex Lawson (Swansea), Nigel Simpson (released), Nicky
    Little (Saracens).

  • SWANSEA
    IN: Joe Powell (Newport), John Slade (Neath), Richard Francis (Neath), Sam
    Cordingley (Queensland Reds), Steve Pope (London Welsh), Dan Dorsey (Bath),
    Gavin Evans (Ebbw Vale), Rory Jenkins (London Wasps), Tu Tamarua (Harlequins).

    OUT: Hywel Jenkins (Neath), Andrew Moore, Sililo Martens (Bridgend), Lee
    Jones, Tyrone Maullin (to New Zealand), Craig Hawkins (Narberth), Johnny
    Marsters (Saracens), Andrew le Chevalier (Grenoble), Geraint Lewis
    (Pontypridd), Gareth Mason (Worcester).

  • EDINBURGH RUGBY
    IN: Scott Murray (Saracens), Simon Cross (Wasps), Allister Hogg (Stirling
    County), Alistair Kellock (Stirling County), Tom Philip (Glasgow Hawks), Simon
    Webster (Northampton). Mike Blair (Boroughmuir).

    OUT: Calvin Howarth (Glasgow), Iain Fairley, Craig Dunlea, Richard Metcalfe,
    Tony Walker, Steve Scott, Kevin Utterson, Alastair Davidson, Matthew Taylor
    (all to Borders), Graham Dall (retired), Joe Edwards (released), Matthew Jolly
    (Pau), Don Mackinnon (retired), Gordon Ross (Leeds Tykes). David Officer
    (Worcester).

  • GLASGOW RUGBY
    IN: Ben Daly (New South Wales), Kenny Sinclair, Rory McKay (Glasgow Hawks),
    Stuart Moffatt (Cambridge University), Andrew Kelly (Ayr), Calvin Howarth
    (Edinburgh).

    OUT: Gordon McIlwham (Bordeaux-Begles), James McLaren (Bordeaux-Begles), Euan Murray (released), Martin Waite (released), Colin Stewart, Jon Stuart (Borders).

  • BORDERS
    IN: Semo Sittiti (Cardiff), Tony Walker, Richard Metcalfe, Craig Dunlea, Iain
    Fairley, Steve Scott, Kevin Utterson, Alastair Davidson, Matthew Taylor
    (all from Edinburgh), Gregor Townsend (Castres), Shaun Longstaff (Castres),
    Paul Thompson (Auckland), Craig Moir (Northampton), Andrew Rennick
    (Northampton), Gary Armstrong, Doddie Weir, George Graham (all from Newcastle),
    Gareth Morton (Leeds Rhinos RL), Campbell Feather (Wellington Hurricanes),
    Simon Gunn (Canterbury Crusaders), Colin Stewart (Glasgow), Jon Stuart
    (Glasgow), Stephen Cranston, Craig Dunlea, Scott McLeod, Cameron Murray, Nikki
    Walker (all from Hawick), Bruce Douglas (Harlequins), Tanner Villi (Wellington
    Hurricanes).

  • CONNACHT
    In: Warwick Waugh (Beziers), Eric Peters (Rotherham), Tom Carter (UC Dublin),
    Dermot O'Sullivan (Munster), James Norton (St Mary's), Ted Robinson
    (Buccaneers), Fabien Boiroux (France), Michael Walls (Clontarf), Shane
    Moore (UC Dublin).

    Out: Bryan Shelbourne (Ebbw Vale), Fionn McLoughlin (Caerphilly), Des Dillon
    (Leinster), Mark McConnell (retired), Junior Charlie (retired).

  • LEINSTER
    IN: Chris Warner (Pau), Matt Leek (Wasps), Aidan Kearney (Ulster), Des Dillon (Connacht).

    OUT: Trevor Brennan (Toulouse), Rob Casey (London Irish), Declan O'Brien
    (retired).

  • MUNSTER
    IN: Warren O'Kelly (Clontarf), Eddie Halvey (London Irish), Dominic Malone
    (Northampton), Simon Kerr (Queensland Reds), Richie McKinnie (Hawkes Bay).

    OUT: Derek Hegarty (Leeds Tykes), Tom Tierney (Leicester), John Langford
    (Australia), Peter Clohessy (retired).

  • ULSTER
    IN: Warren Brosnihan (Natal Sharks), Robbie Kempson (Western Stormers), Matt
    Sexton (Canterbury Crusaders).

    OUT: Paddy Johns (retired), Brad Free (released), Aidan Kearney (Leinster),
    John Campbell (released), Michael Haslett (released), Richie Weir (released).

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