Members have been asking about new signings over the summer. We have now completed the registration of the following players: –
Matt Beesley – prop returning to Wharfedale after a spell away at Northampton and Ealing.
Jonny Moore – centre ex North Ribblesdale who played his junior rugby at Wharfedale before moving on to North Ribblesdale.
Will Smith – an exciting back row prospect from Wensleydale who was in last year’s England Counties 18 group squad and who made a big impact off the bench against Otley.
Matt Speres – hooker/back row originally from Cape Town, he spent several seasons at the Sharks Academy in South Africa but is an adopted Dalesman having captained Skipton and recently turned out for North Ribblesdale. Matt made an impressive try-scoring debut against Otley.
Adam Williamson – a centre ex Northampton Saints Academy who is studying at Leeds Beckett.
We are also delighted to have registered as senior players the following from last season’s successful Colts squad: –
Owen Bullock – wing
Oscar Canny – centre
Sam Dickinson – prop
Ben Patchett – prop
Jack Pinder – back row
These five join Ryan Hodgson (full back), Madison Hunting (hooker) and Henry Macnab (scrum half), all of whom were registered as senior players last season.
There will be further announcements very shortly as more registrations are processed by RFU.