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Exiles bank on Barkley

London Welsh have announced a contract extension for their former England international back Olly Barkley.

The 33-year-old joined the Exiles last year, having previously played for Bath, Gloucester, Racing Metro, Grenoble and the Scarlets.

He won 23 Test caps, the last of which was against New Zealand in 2008.

Welsh are set to return to the Championship next season after finishing bottom of the Aviva Premiership.

"It has not been an easy year, but I am committed to seeing my journey with London Welsh through," Barkley said.

" I am really looking forward to working with our new team and the reinvigorated coaching regime, which is being put together, to put this season behind us and lay a strong foundation for promotion back to the Premiership for the 2016-17 season."

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