Jack Tovey to join Ealing Trailfinders from Bristol Bears
Ealing Trailfinders is delighted to announce the signing of Jack Tovey from Bristol Bears for the 2019/20 season.
The centre came through the Bristol academy and has been with his home-town club since 2009, where he has gone on to make 189 appearances in a ten-year spell.
The 28-year-old plays most of his rugby in the centre but can also cover both wing and full-back, making him a versatile addition to the back-line.
Tovey has crossed the try-line 37 times for Bristol, showing his try-scoring ability and whilst weighing in at over 100kg he will add plenty of size to the midfield.
He has spent part of this season on loan at Hartpury and has been instrumental in their up-turn in form which has seen them climb off the bottom of the Greene King IPA Championship.
Tovey will be competing with the likes of Harry Sloan, Pat Howard and Lewis Jones for a starting shirt next year, making centre an area of significant strength for the Trailfinders.
The centre is excited for the 2019/20 campaign at Trailfinders Sports Club.
“I’m really looking forward to a fresh start at an ambitious club like Ealing Trailfinders. The direction in which the club wants to go and the brand of rugby they play really excites me.
They have retained a strong squad which will give us a great opportunity next year.”
Director of Rugby Ben Ward is pleased to have added further quality to his back-line for next season.
“Jack is a very experienced player who will bring a lot to the club. We have followed him for a long time and we are delighted that he will be joining us.
He can play multiple positions and is a very good attacking threat so I’m sure our supporters will enjoy watching him, especially on our pitch which will suit his style of play.”