Rugby: Spinks signs up

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JERSEY RFC announced the signing of Glasgow Warriors back-row forward Tommy Spinks this morning, bringing the number of new recruits for the upcoming campaign to 13.

The 21-year-old, who captained Scotland's under-20s in the Junior World Cup last year, moves to St Peter from the Guinness Pro 12 finalists after previous spells at London Scottish and Ospreys and joins the likes of Nick Haining, Alex Rae, Gary Graham and James Freeman in providing head coach Harvey Biljon with formidable options at the back of the pack.

Loan signing Tom Howe has been selected for England U20s for the Junior World Cup, which starts in Italy next week Picture: Richard Lane Photography

The South African also revealed that recent loan-signing Tom Howe has been added to the England U20 squad for the forthcoming Junior World Cup in Italy, which begins next week.

'This is a great opportunity for Tom to play on the biggest stage for international junior rugby,' Biljon explained. 'We'll have to bide our time before he's able to come to Jersey, but we'll look forward to adding him to our squad during the latter stages of pre-season, when our supporters here will be able to see him in action.'

Jersey's 33-strong squad commence pre-season training at the start of June ahead of encounters with Welsh Pro 12 side Scarlets and National One outfit Blackheath on 15 and 22 August respectively.

Forwards: Joe Buckle, Charlie Butterworth*, Nick Campbell, Ben Featherstone*, James Freeman*, Martin Garcia-Veiga, Cosma Garfagnoli*, Gary Graham, Nick Haining, Danny Herriott, Sam Lockwood, Dave Markham, Sean McCarthy*, Pierce Phillips, Alex Rae, Ignacio Saenz-Lancuba, Nick Selway, Tommy Spinks*.

Backs: Ross Adair*, Jack Burroughs, Mark Cooke*, Brendan Cope*, Ed Dawson, Joel Dudley, Oli Evans*, Sami Fisilau, Tom Howe*, Richard Lane*, Jack Moates*, Mark McCrea, Fautua Otto, Aaron Penberthy, Lewis Robling.

* new signings

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