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Exiles snap up McCaffrey

Former Australia Under-20s back-row Lachlan McCaffrey has become the latest player to join Aviva Premiership new-boys London Welsh.

The 24-year-old, who is classed as an English Qualified Player as he was born in Liverpool, makes the switch to the Exiles after one season at the Bumbies.

McCaffrey started his Super Rugby career at the Waratahs before joining the Western Force, where he was part of the side that played the British and Irish Lions.

"Lachlan caught our attention at the Club 10s in Singapore when he was part of the Brumbies squad," said London Welsh head coach Justin Burnell.

\"I had the opportunity to meet him first hand and have a look at him play, and he really impressed me.

"He's EQP and that's very important, but he's also got an excellent and proven pedigree in Super Rugby. He's a typical ball playing Australian forward - he's got a brilliant skill set.

"It's another massive statement by London Welsh in our bid to compete in the Aviva Premiership next season."