London Irish have signed the young row forward Edward Siggery on a professional contract. Siggery, 19, who came through the ranks at Scarlets Academy, is currently at the Junior World Championships with the Wales Under-20 side.

He told the club website: “Quite a few young lads at the club made a big impact last season and I hope to do the same next season.”

Academy manager Neil Hatley added: “Ed will be a good addition to our squad for next season.”