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Bristol Rugby Agree Deals For Highly Rated Duo

Bristol Rugby have bolstered their ranks for the 2017/18 campaign with the arrival of two highly-rated young players.

Winger George Perkins makes the switch from Saracens, while lock Ehize Ehizode joins from Wasps Academy.

21 year-old Perkins – who helped England U20s to the RBS Six Nations title in 2016 – has been dual-registered with Bedford Blues for two seasons, scoring twice against Bristol at Ashton Gate in September 2015.

George Perkins touches down for Saracens in the Anglo-Welsh Cup (via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, standing at 6’5” and 115kg at 19 years old, highly-regarded Ehizode has represented Wasps at U18s level, Aviva A-League and in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

Head Coach Mark Tainton said: “It’s great to have two more young, hungry and ambitious players joining Bristol Rugby.

Ehize Ehizode carries hard during the Academy U18s league (via Getty Images)

"It’s great to have two more young, hungry and ambitious players joining Bristol Rugby."

Head Coach Mark Tainton

George [Perkins] has blistering pace and plenty of experience, having represented England through the age grades and Saracens in the Aviva Premiership.

“During his time on loan in the Championship with Bedford Blues, George has consistently shown himself to be one of the most potent finishers in the league.

“Ehize [Ehizode] is coming to the West Country for a fresh challenge and we’re pleased to welcome him into the fold. He’s a physical specimen with all the attributes to be a top-quality lock if he continues to work hard and show the right attitude in training.”