OXFORD-based London Welsh have further added to their squad for next season's Greene King IPA Championship with the arrival of four back row forwards.

Former Oxford University flanker Gus Jones, Kieran Murphy, Ryan Hodson and Will Skuse have joined the Exiles.

Relegated Welsh still have two games to play in the Aviva Premiership but are on course to be statistically the worst side in top flight history with just one bonus point.

The quartet join Josh Drauniniu, Martyn Thomas and Guy Armitage in signing for the Exiles ahead of next season.

Jones came through the academy at Wasps and helped Oxford University to Varsity success in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The flanker was a try scorer in Oxford’s 43-6 win in December.

Jones also captained Oxfordshire under 16s and played for Oxford Harlequins between 2001-07.

No 8 Murphy joins from French club Brive, while flanker Hodson signs from Jersey having played Super Rugby for Melbourne Rebels and Western Force.

Skuse has made eight Premiership appearances for Bath since 2010 and has Championship experience with Nottingham.

London Welsh Director of Rugby Steve Lewis said: "These four signings will add athleticism and dynamism to our back row next season and will ensure real competition for places in an area where we are already very strong."