A familiar face returns to the blood and sand this season to bolster our front row capabilities. Hooker, Ben Brownlie returns to the club after a number of seasons with Championship outfit Nottingham RFC.
We are really pleased to welcome Ben back to the club after 5 seasons in the Championship. His experience, coupled with his affinity to the club, makes him an obvious choice to compliment current hookers, Mike Mayhew, Willie Priestley and Charlie Burman.
I spoke to Ben before Christmas and was able to outline the direction that we were travelling in. He was looking for a club where he could combine full time employment with an excellent standard of rugby. The attraction of Cambridge as a city, plus his previous ties to the club helped considerably in his decision- making process.
Ben played a lot of his earlier rugby in the back row and has very good rugby intelligence. His set piece work is a real strength along with his breakdown work and appetite to attack.
I’m delighted to have signed with Cambridge for the upcoming season and to continue playing while transitioning into full time employment. I really enjoyed my time here previously which was a big factor when deciding my next steps and after speaking with Richie I was excited by the ambition of the club moving forward. I’m looking forward to the new season and getting back on the pitch hopefully sometime in the near future.