|29 Aug: Shelford||07 Nov: Clifton||02 Jan: Bishops Stortford||05 Mar: Old Elthamians|
|19 Sep: Chinnor||21 Nov: Barnes||16 Jan: Redruth||02 Apr: Cornish All Blacks|
|03 Oct: Old Albanian||05 Dec: Redingensians||30 Jan: Canterbury||16 Apr: Southend|
|17 Oct: Taunton||19 Dec: Bury St Edmunds||13 Feb: Worthing||30 Apr: Dorking|
We are excited to announce these new signings this week as we begin pre-season training for the 2015-16 season.
Dan Seal (35, prop, from Bedford Blues), Sisa Naqasima (31, prop, from Shelford), George Bretag-Norris (23, second row, from Bury St Edmunds), Jack Harvey (23, scrum half, from London Irish Wild Geese), and Gerhard Wessels (34, centre/fullback, from Shelford) have already been added to the squad and today Director of Rugby Rowland Winter has announced that a further set of players have joined the 1st XV.
James Ingle, 25, back row, unattached. Ingle has Premiership and European Cup experience with Northampton Saints. He also spent time with Moseley and at Cambridge whilst on dual registration in his Academy years and went on to play at Loughborough University whilst studying a Sports Science degree.
David Coutts, 21, prop, joins from Chinnor. A former England Counties U20 tight head, Coutts picked up experience with Esher and Dorking before joining Chinnor last season.
Oli Petrides, 21, wing, joins from Durham University. Comfortable across the back line, Petrides has played for Northampton Saints Academy before having spells with Yorkshire Carnegie whilst at University.
Saad Sait, 24, hooker/prop, joins from Peterborough Lions. A former Midlands U20 player, Sait also played for the Steele Bodger XV v Cambridge University last season.
Luc Jeannot, 18, prop, joins from Northampton Saints Academy. A St Joseph's College graduate, Jeannot started week in week out in the successful Premiership U18 League for Saints.
More players are in the process of signing at present and we will announce those next week.
Meanwhile, a number of homegrown players have progressed from the Club's U18 set up. Sam Walker (prop), Calum Cleaver (hooker), Hugo Chambre (back row), Luca Williams (back row), Felix Rathbone (wing), Sam Hirons (Fullback), have graduated from the Academy Colts U18 into the Development Squad for the pre-season period, plus a few of the current U18s will be training with the senior sides over the summer as well.
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Eastern Counties are running a Coaching and Refereeing Conference at Diss RFC on Sunday 12th July. Cost £5.
Please follow this link for details and registration.
|Pre Season Fixtures|
|Sat 15 Aug 15:00||A||Hertford|
|Sat 22 Aug 15:00||H||Peterborough Lions|
|Sat 29 Aug 15:00||H||Shelford|
|1st XV Fixtures||Match Day Lunches|
|Sat 05 Sep 15:00||A||Dorking|
|Sat 12 Sep 15:00||A||Bishops Stortford|
|Sat 19 Sep 15:00||H||Chinnor|
|Sat 26 Sep 15:00||A||Redruth|
|Sat 03 Oct 15:00||H||Old Albanian|
|Sat 10 Oct 15:00||A||Canterbury|
|Sat 17 Oct 15:00||H||Taunton Titans|
|Sat 24 Oct 15:00||A||Worthing Raiders|
|Sat 07 Nov 14:00||H||Clifton|
|Sat 14 Nov 14:00||A||Old Elthamians|
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