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THE 'Cases' Somerset Rebels have announced their seven-strong rider line-up for 2017, adding a couple of Danes for their upcoming top flight season.

The announcement was made at a social evening at the Oaktree Arena for the club's fans, who are eagerly looking forward to the promoted Rebels - last season's double-winners - taking on the challenge of the Premiership.

And the Somerset team will take on UK speedway's top tier with returning riders Charles Wright, Paul Starke, captain Josh Grajczonek, Jake Allen and Rohan Tungate.

Those five will be joined by Patrick Hougaard, a 27-year-old Danish rider who has previously competed with the Leicester Lions as well as other teams in England, Denmark, Sweden and Poland.

Completing the Rebels septet for 2017 is Jan Graversen, another Dane who also represented Leicester Lions before taking a year out.