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Narraway signs for Irish

London Irish have announced the signing of England international Luke Narraway from Perpignan.

The 30-year-old, capped seven times by England, has signed a two-year deal with the Irish after spending the last two seasons in France.

He previously played for Gloucester and made over 163 appearances, winning the European Challenge Cup and the LV=Cup.

Narraway said he had been convinced to join the Irish by their plans for the future.

"There has been a lot of positive news to come out of London Irish over the last six months, not least with the announcement of the new Board of Directors and the move to a new state of the art training ground," he said. "I'm excited with the direction the club are heading and I'm looking forward to being a part of their plans."

Brian Smith, London Irish director of rugby, said: "Luke is a talented player with a huge amount of Premiership experience. As a club, we want to be challenging for silverware and we need the right types of player to achieve those goals. I had the pleasure of working with Luke in the England set up and look forward to doing so again next season. He has bought into what we want to accomplish and therefore is a perfect fit for London Irish."

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