LONDON Irish have further boosted their squad ahead of their return to the Gallagher Premiership, with utility forward George Nott joining from Sale Sharks.

The Welsh-born forward, who can play in the second row and back row, made 36 appearances including 14 in the Premiership for Sale.

The former England Under 20 international, who made his Premiership debut in February 2017, linked up with the London Irish squad last week.

London Irish Director of Rugby, Declan Kidney, stated: “George is a strong addition to our squad and will add to the competition for places as we edge towards the start of the season.”

Speaking on his decision to sign for Exiles, Nott added: “I am excited to have made the move to London Irish and have enjoyed my first week at the club.

"I am looking forward to putting on the jersey and representing London Irish this season.”