Harvey confirms new signings

14/09/2012

Jersey Rugby Club have confirmed the signings of Barry Davies and Ed Tellwright, boosting the Islanders' squad in the club's first season in the RFU Championship.

Full-back Davies, 31, played for Llanelli, Brive and most recently the Ospreys as well as winning a Welsh cap in the RBS 6 Nations game against Ireland in 2006. He won three Celtic League titles during his time in Wales and played 11 times for the Ospreys in 2011/12, scoring two tries.

Tellwright is a 23-year-old winger who played for Rotherham Titans in the Championship last season, making 13 appearances and scoring two tries. He has also played for England Students and won the Middlesex Sevens with the Samurai invitational side in 2010.

Jersey Director of Rugby Ben Harvey admitted he had been looking to strengthen his squad and was delighted to have captured two players of genuine talent.

"I have been looking to bring greater strength to the squad - the Championship is a physical league and in addition we lost Richard Haughton to Perpignan," he said. "Barry is a proven talent whose experience in Wales and France will be invaluable to our young squad.

"Ed has genuine pace and real potential to take his career on to the next level, and he will be an important asset to Jersey rugby as we become established in the Championship."

Both players will be in contention for Jersey's home match against Moseley at St Peter this Saturday (k-o 3pm). Harvey will name his squad later on Friday morning.

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