New loan signing at JRFC

05/12/2012

JRFC confirm new loan signing for 1st XV squad

There will be a new face on the field for Jersey Rugby Club this weekend following the loan signing of Max Stelling from Worcester Warriors.

Stelling, who represented England Clubs and Schools last season, will be 19 in January and can play centre or full-back.

Stelling

"I'm delighted to welcome a player of Max's ability to the club," states Director of Rugby Ben Harvey. "I had very good reports of him, and he impressed as soon as he got on the training field after flying in."

Harvey confirmed that he intends to select Stelling for the Jersey squad for this weekend's British & Irish Cup match against Leinster 'A' at St Peter.

"I'm keen to see what Max can do in a match environment and how he fits into the team, so it's my intention to involve him against Leinster," added Harvey.

The initial loan deal is for one month, with the option to extend the arrangement thereafter if all parties are happy.

Stelling, who is 1.91 metres tall and weighs 97 kilos, made his senior debut for Worcester Warriors in the Amlin Challenge Cup in October, scoring a hat-trick of tries after coming on as a replacement against Spanish side Bizkaia Gernika.

A product of Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge, West Midlands, Stelling played for England Under 18 Clubs and Schools in their victory over Ireland Under 18 Clubs in April.

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