Loosehead Lockwood joins Jersey RFC29/01/2014
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Jersey have bolstered their playing resources with the signing of loosehead prop Sam Lockwood from Leeds Carnegie.
The 25-year-old, who has been at Leeds for two-and-a-half seasons, comes to the Island on a loan deal lasting until the end of the 2013/14 season.
Head Coach Harvey Biljon, making his first signing since arriving in Jersey earlier this month, stated: "The intention is to give additional depth to the squad in a key position - Sam will provide cover in the event of injuries, but beyond that I am looking for him to establish himself and challenge the incumbents for a place in our starting line-up.
"Sam is a proven operator in the front row but hasn't been getting many opportunities with Leeds in recent weeks, and we hope this will be a positive move for him at this stage of his career."
Sam was born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, but first played rugby for Sudbury RFC in Suffolk, where he was at school. On returning to Yorkshire, he played for Leeds Metropolitan University while a student and subsequently for Sheffield Tigers.
Standing 6ft 1ins tall and weighing 19 stone, Sam joined Leeds Carnegie in summer 2011 and played 32 times in his first two seasons, plus a further 14 appearances during the current campaign.
Sam is pictured (above) in action against Jersey at Headingley Carnegie last November, and (below) facing up to Jersey's Rob Anderson while playing for Leeds Carnegie in the British & Irish Cup tie between the two clubs at York RUFC in October 2012. Pictures Courtesy of Leeds Rugby.