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Davies adds to options at scrum-half

Josh Davies has crossed Kew Bridge to sign for Ealing Trailfinders from London Welsh for the 2016-17 Greene King IPA Championship season.

The scrum-half played 13 matches and scored three tries in his one season with the Exiles. He stayed on the bench when Welsh won 22-16 at Vallis Way, but came on at the end of their British and Irish Cup final victory against Yorkshire Carnegie at Headingly.

“Josh is someone we have been aware of since his time at Plymouth Albion, ” Director of Rugby Ben Ward said. “He is an exciting attacker who will keep defenders honest around the fringes and I am looking forward to see him pushing for a shirt in pre-season.”

Josh made his name as part the Wales U20 squad that reached the IRB Junior World Championship final in 2013 in France, but lost to an England team that featured former Ealing Trailfinders’ players Jack Clifford and Harry Sloan. 

The 22-year-old made his name at Newport Gwent Dragons. He came through the Academy at Rodney Parade and went onto to play 24 times for Newport and 11 times for Bedwas in the Principality Premiership.

He joined Plymouth Albion in April 2014, but after one season, 13 appearances and one try at Brickfields he moved to old Deer Park.