Jersey snap up two forwards for 2013/14

24/04/2013

Jersey have added forwards Nick Campbell and Dave Young to the squad ahead of the 2013/14 season.

23-year-old Campbell will join the Island side from Glasgow Warriors at the end of the current season.

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The 6ft 7ins lock (above) made his Warriors debut against Ulster at Ravenhill in September 2011 and later that month scored his only try for the club in a win over Leinster in Dublin. The former elite development player made eight appearances in the RaboDirect Pro 12 and came off the bench in the narrow 10-8 loss away to Castres in the Heineken Cup this season.

Young, 28 (below), is a prop forward who has played in both England and Scotland, representing Leicester, Gloucester, Edinburgh and Leeds earlier in his career. He has been based in Italy for the 2012/13 campaign, playing for Lazio Rugby 1927 in the 'Eccellenza' league that represents the top level of Italian domestic rugby.

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"Nick and Dave are quality operators with Pro 12 and Premiership experience, and I expect both to make a significant impact once the Jersey side get back onto the field for pre-season games in August," said Director of Rugby Ben Harvey.

"We've learned through experience what a tough league the Championship is, and adding both talent and strength-in-depth to the squad is a primary aim ahead of our second season at this level."

Harvey has also been busy securing the services of a significant proportion of his existing squad for next season in the Championship, with a further announcement regarding personnel for 2013/14 expected before the end of April.

 

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