Selway flies in to bolster Jersey Squad30/08/2013
Prop Nick Selway joins Jersey RFC today (Friday August 30th) and is set to make his debut for the Islanders in the pre-season match against Coventry at St Peter tomorrow.
Selway, 24, joins from National One side Cinderford and will provide an additional option in the front row for Director of Rugby Ben Harvey.
"Nick is a powerful scrummager and effective ball carrier and has the potential to become a key part of the Jersey pack," said Harvey. "I first saw him play against us for Lydney in 2010/11, when he caused us some real problems.
"Nick is a young player who has developed since moving up to National One with Cinderford, and I believe that he has the potential to step up again to the full-time professional environment of the Championship."
Weighing around 20 stone and standing 6ft 2ins tall, Selway made around 80 appearances in the National League for Lydney and Cinderford over the past three seasons, scoring 11 tries, and also played on loan for Plymouth Albion in the British & Irish Cup.
Harvey said the signing provided additional cover following injuries to Jon Brennan and Tom Fidler suffered against Leicester Tigers in Jersey's opening pre-season encounter last weekend.
"Tom has a minor knock and will sit out the game with Coventry, but we expect him to be available for our opening league game on September 15th," said Harvey. "JB is a bit more of a concern with a calf injury, but the results of his scan this week didn't look too bad and we hope he will be available again towards the end of September."
Jersey's match against Coventry kicks off at 4pm on Saturday, with tickets priced £5 available on the gate.