Trio boost London Welsh

Jewell, Jackson and Mullen join Championship outfit

Last Updated: 18/05/11 5:48pm

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Jewell: Joined London Welsh for coming season

Jewell: Joined London Welsh for coming season

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London Welsh have been boosted by the signings of Seb Jewell, Ed Jackson and Gerard Mullen for the coming season.

Fly-half/centre Jewell has joined from Wasps and Esher, with whom he held dual registration, powerful back-row forward Jackson has arrived from Doncaster Knights and utility back Mullen has signed from Esher.

Jewell hopes to cement a starting berth in the side and help push the club to the Championship final.

He said: "Welsh are a top four Championship side and it'll be nice to play front foot rugby at a club that's in contention and was so close to being in the Championship final - that's the incentive.

"Personally, I want to try and cement a starting position, but there are some great centres at the club already, and as a team we'll be trying to push that one step further next season and get to the final.

"Welsh are a top four Championship side and it'll be nice to play front foot rugby at a club that's in contention and was so close to being in the Championship final - that's the incentive."
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"Wasps was a great experience and I've taken a lot from it. I got some game time at the end and to make my debut in the European Challenge Cup was superb and I don't regret it at all."

Jackson made 24 appearances for the Knights last season, scoring three tries, to help the club to a sixth-place finish and reach the play-offs.

Right direction

"London Welsh is a step in the right direction for me," he said. "It's a club fighting at the top of the Championship and I want to keep developing as a player using the good standard of players they've already got at the club.

"Welsh have to aspire to winning the Championship next season. They've made the semi-finals the last two seasons, so we've got to go into the new season looking to win it, and hopefully I can help in doing that."

Mullen made 13 appearances for Esher in his debut Championship season, scoring six tries, and hopes to continue to progress at his new club.

"I had a great season at Esher and was lucky to get the opportunity to showcase what I can do," he said.

"It took me a few games to adjust [to the Championship] but once I started playing my own game I thought I coped pretty well. But I feel I've more to give and hopefully I can show that next year at London Welsh.

"I want to progress my own game and I feel I can do that there, and the club are very ambitious and hopefully we can go one step further and get to the Championship final."

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