Irish replace Rautenbach with Griffiths

London Irish have moved to replace departing prop Faan Rautenbach by signing Ospreys tighthead Cai Griffiths.

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South African Rautenbach will leave the Exiles this summer after seven years at the Aviva Premiership club.

And the Exiles have confirmed that 28-year-old Griffiths will be part of their squad for next season.

Griffiths made more than 100 appearances for the Swansea-based Ospreys, helping them to three league title successes.

"Cai is very solid at the set-piece, which is crucial when signing a tighthead prop," London Irish rugby director Brian Smith said.

"He is a direct replacement for Faan Rautenbach, who is leaving London Irish after seven years' service."

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