Thrower heads to Welsh

Experienced try-scorer makes the switch from Bedford

By Tony Curtis - Twitter: @SkySportsTC.   Last Updated: 21/06/11 1:45pm

  • Share:
Thrower: Joining London Welsh from Bedford

Thrower: Joining London Welsh from Bedford

Sky Bet

Full-back Edd Thrower has agreed a deal to return to London Welsh from Bedford Blues.

The 28-year-old, who can also play on the wing, scored 17 tries for the Blues last season as they reached the Championship play-offs and the final of the British & Irish Cup.

However the former England Under-21s international has now agreed to make the switch to Old Deer Park - four-and-a-half years after playing for the Exiles on loan.

Thrower played in a 13-6 defeat to Moseley in December 2006 during his three-year stint at Wasps.

Interest

The proven try scorer also has Premiership experience with London Irish and Saracens, while he had a productive season in Italy with Parma before signing for the Blues.

"I'm looking forward to the new season and a new challenge," said Thrower. "Welsh have got some good players, who I've played with or against several times, so it should be good.

"It's been a while since I played that one game for London Welsh - I've played for a few more Premiership clubs since then and been to Italy and back - but it's always been a club that I've had an interest in.

"Bedford played some good rugby last season and I enjoyed every bit of it. It in the end it just wasn't meant to be against Worcester, but we gave it a good go."

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Golf on the Wirral

Golf on the Wirral

We try out a couple of courses near the Open venue at Hoylake, including the birthplace of stableford.

Toe 2 Toe podcast

Toe 2 Toe podcast

Hear exclusive interviews from George Groves, Paddy Fitzpatrick, Brian Rose, Frank Warren and more.

Star performers

Star performers

Anita Navin picks out her netballers to watch at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.