New signing for JRFC

14/03/2012

Jersey RFC are pleased to announce the signing of back row player Jethro Rawling on a dual-registration deal with Leicester Tigers.

The 20-year-old flanker, part of the Tigers Academy since 2008, has arrived on the Island and will be available for the final five games of Jersey's campaign in National League One, starting with the home game against Cambridge on Saturday March 24th.

The deal was completed ahead of the RFU's February 24th transfer deadline, with the announcement delayed while Rawling successfully completed his recovery from a recent injury and passed a fitness test.

"I'm delighted to have a player of Jethro's talent available for selection at the business end of the season," states Jersey Director of Rugby Ben Harvey. "It's been an arduous campaign, with a large number of injuries, and this signing is a significant boost to our squad."

Earlier this season, Rawling was loaned from Leicester to Coventry on a previous dual-registration deal, and played as a substitute for Coventry at St Peter in their 29-3 defeat by Jersey at St Peter in December.

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