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Six new signings strengthen the Wolfpack

3 months ago By Becky Haywood

Wolfpack are to be boosted next season with the arrival of six new players

Joining the National 2 side for the 2018/19 season are the following players:

Andrea Pozzi (pictured) - An Italian tight head prop, Andrea joins from Italian Serie A club Pesaro. Andrea has also played in the European Challenge Cup with Rovigo.

Nicholas Perez - Nicholas joins from Eden RFC in Auckland New Zealand where he has played across the back line. Nicholas joins Bury as an inside centre

Patrick Robinson – A Kiwi that has previously played for Northland U20s, is currently playing in the front row for Portugal club Lousa RFC. Patrick trialled for Bury a few weeks ago and impressed, which has culminated in Patrick signing a contract for next season.

Ethan Thompson - Ethan is an experienced scrum half currently playing in France, having played his club rugby for College Rifles in Auckland. Ethan can also play fly half and full back.

Franco Maggiolo - Argentinian by birth, Franco plays his rugby at lock or no 8 and is renowned for his ball carrying abilities. Franco currently plays for Southend RFC having joined from Portadown RC in Ireland.

Robert Harris - Robert is a blindside flanker and joins Bury from Grammar Tec in Auckland NZ. Robert is an experienced back rower who has captained his team for the last 2 seasons.

Speaking about the appointments Terry Sands, Performance Director at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club said : "These six new signings, together with Salva Palmares Lloret who joined us last week, will increase the strength in depth within our Pro-am squad. We have started to build next seasons squad early to enable us to get a good pre-season together.”

"We have a great coaching team at Bury and our new head coach Jon Curry will help to get the best out of what is becoming an exciting squad. We want to be hitting the ground running at the start of 2018./19 season."

Updated 16:45 - 6 Apr 2018 by Will Scholes

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