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Monday, June 22, 2015

Thretton Palamo Loaned To London Welsh


In a bid to get more playing time Thretton Palamo has been sent on loan from Saracens to London Welsh for the 2015-16 season. He will join up with the team just after the World Cup. Since signing with Saracens last year Palamo broke his foot early in training but healed in time to play for the U.S. in the final fixtures of the November test series. He then went on to mainly feature for Saracens in the reserve division. He did make the bench for the LV= Cup for the Sarries late in the competition.

The move will allow Palamo to get plenty of week in and week out playing time that he likely wouldn't have had with Saracens. It also means that when he returns to Saracens he will be in a better position to break into the line-up.

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In a press release, London Welsh Director of Rugby Steve Lewis said: "Thretton is an exciting talent and we are grateful to Saracens for releasing him to us. He is 6ft 3in and 116kg with pace and skill and we look forward to him joining up with us after his World Cup commitments. I first saw him play at the IRB 7s in San Diego a few years ago and his talent was pretty obvious, and when he became available I had no hesitation in pursuing the opportunity. We have the players to bring out the best in him."

Palamo is expected to be a big part of the Eagles World Cup squad. After making the switch back to rugby from American football Palamo has earned a spot on the Eagles and is expected to be in contention for a starting spot.



2 comments:

  1. It's a shame,but I think with his size and speed he'd be so much of a better play now aged 27 if he had stayed at Biarritz and not gone back to football.

    Despite his potential, I fear that at 27 and not yet breaking through at top professional level he may be running out of time.

    One can only hope he has a spectacular World Cup.

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  2. Any opportunity for an American to get more playing time in a professional league is a good thing. I think Thretton could be a huge asset to us this World Cup and in the future. Best of luck to him.

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