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Alfie Barbeary signs for the next club, will arrive in the next two weeks

Alfie Barbeary has signed for Bath and will arrive at the West Country club next week, according to the Mail Online

He was one of 167 players and staff members sacked after Gallagher’s Premiership fell into the hands of administration on 17 October.

The defender is the latest Wasp to find a new home under difficult circumstances. Barbeary is a top talent sought after by several leading French clubs as well as Saracens.

Alfie Barbery Facts:

  • Born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, Barbeary grew up in Deddington and started rugby at the age of eight with Banbury RUFC.
  • Barbeary was a center for most of his youth career, naming Ma’a Nonu and Mathieu Bastareaud as his main references.
  • The defender made his first start for the Coventry club in the Premiership on 9 September 2020, scoring a hat-trick against Leicester.

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Back-three:

  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)
  • 14. Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs)
  • 11. Joe Cokanasiga (Bath RFC)
England’s Freddie Steward goes for a try during the Autumn Nations match between England and Australia at Twickenham on 13 November 2021. Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK

DID YOU KNOW?

  • In May 2022, Steward was named a Rugby Players Association. Player’s Young Player of the Year Y England Men’s Player of the Season
  • In April 2017, Nowell was called up for the British & Irish Lions’ 2017 tour to New Zealand, becoming the first player selected from Exeter Chiefs by the Lions.
  • Cokanasiga was born in Fiji but before he was three years old he moved to England with his father, Ilaitia, who was in the British Army.

Centers:

  • 13. Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
  • 12. Manu Tuilagi (Sharks for Sale)
England’s Manu Tuilagi during the Autumn Nations match between England and Tonga at Twickenham Stoop on 6 November 2021. Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

DID YOU KNOW?

  • He was named Manusamoa, after the Samoan national team name Manu Samoa, because his brother Freddie was selected for Samoa in the 1991 World Cup, the year Manu was born.

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