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American center Thretton Palamo will stay in London for the 2015/2016 season, but he's switching clubs. The former Saracens center has been picked by the London Welsh.
"Thretton is an exciting talent and we are grateful to Saracens for releasing him to us," London Welsh director of rugby Steve Lewis said of Palamo in the club's announcement of the signing.
"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."
The Welsh spent last season in the Aviva Premiership, but a last-place finish will see them relegated to the RFU Championship for Palamo's first season with the club. This may mean more playing time for the Eagle, has he saw very little time with Saracens' top side. Palamo originally joined Sarries on a three-month trial, and despite spending a significant amount of time injured, showed enough promise to stick on through the end of the season.
Palamo was recently named to the 50-man training squad for the Rugby World Cup, and he's in a good position to stay on the team after its trimmed to 31 ahead of the trip to England. Palamo, once the youngest player ever to appear in a World Cup, made history again this spring as a member of the USA's first-ever team to win a Cup on the 7s World Series, filling in for the injured Zack Test at London 7s back in May.