He may be presently recovering from ankle surgery but Bristol back-rower Ryan Jones is refusing to rule out a return to international rugby with Wales despite dropping down into the Greene King IPA Championship this season.
Bedford Blues are proud to announce that their new kit for the 2014/15 Greene King IPA Championship season will be launched and worn by the players when they face Saracens on Friday night for the final pre-season fixture.
Chris Pennell is set for his first Sixways appearance since making his international debut for England earlier this summer, when Warriors take on Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs in the Craig Gillies Testimonial Match this Friday (kick-off 7.30pm).
With over 100 caps to his name for Nottingham Rugby Club in the RFU Championship – one of the toughest leagues out – Alex Shaw is an experienced campaigner in England’s second tier but the back rower has decided to move onto pastures new ahead of 2014/15 season.
Bedford Blues players were well and truly put through their paces at the start of this month after swapping the gym and training field of Goldington Road for the boats and river of Bedford Rowing Club.
London Scottish has strengthened their coaching team considerably during pre-season by confirming Mike Friday as Director of Rugby with former England international scrum-half Peter Richards coming on board as backs coach.