New signing - Drew Locke04/07/2013
Drew Locke joins Jersey RFC
Jersey have added former Gloucester centre Drew Locke to the 1st XV squad as the build-up to the 2013/14 season continues.
Locke, who spent a season at Kingsholm and featured in the Cherry-and-Whites' LV Cup campaign, becomes the latest recruit by Director of Rugby Ben Harvey as the Island side prepare for their second season in the Greene King IPA Championship.
Prior to joining Gloucester, Locke, who will be 27 in September and can also play full-back, was on the books of another Premiership club, Exeter Chiefs, and was dual-registered with the Cornish Pirates. He now becomes the sixth former Pirate in the Jersey squad, alongside Nicky Griffiths, Joe Buckle, Ben Maidment, Aaron Penberthy and Grant Pointer.
As well as facing the Pirates, who Jersey will face in both the league and British & Irish Cup, Locke may also face another former club, Coventry, who take on Jersey in a pre-season match on August 31st.
"I'm really pleased that it's been possible to bring Drew in to join us," Harvey said. "Our pre-season training is just getting into top gear, so it's been a tough start for him, but he's fitted in well and I think he'll provide another talented addition to the squad."
The Jersey squad's first action of 2013/14 will be the pre-season match against Leicester Tigers. Sponsored by Ashburton, the match takes place on Saturday August 24th, and tickets will be on sale from Tuesday July 9th at the JRFC club shop, Red Properties in St Helier and the Jersey Evening Post offices at Five Oaks.
For more information, contact Tom Innes, JRFC Press Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07829 959888