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Ben Adams comes to Butts Park Arena off the back of an impressive two-year spell at Goldington Road with Bedford Blues and re-joins Director of Rugby Rowland Winter.

The versatile back-row forward was brought to England by Winter in the 2015/16 season at Cambridge and having impressed whilst playing International 7s for Australia and in the NRC for Queensland Country, Adams earnt him the Player of the Season accolade.

Adams’ performances that season then led him to Championship side Bedford, where he excelled in the second tier of English rugby and the Australian has spent the last two seasons with the Blues before joining Coventry.

15 Questions with Ben Adams

Age: 28

Place of birth: Mackay, Qld

Height: 185cm

Weight: 109kg

Where did You start play rugby: Slade Point

Career highlight to date:Representing Australia on the HSBC world sevens series

Why did you join Coventry: Because of Coventry rugby club’s history, reputation and ambition

What are you most looking forward to at Coventry: The first Home game. I hear the support is on another level.

Tell me something interesting about yourself: I’m a qualified electrician and also I love Spearfishing.

 If you weren’t playing rugby, what would you be doing: I’d be a fireman

Do you follow any other sports: Cricket, rugby league

Favourite music artist/band: Ziggy Alberts

Favourite all time player: Richie McCaw

Favourite movie: Remember The Titans or We Are Marshall

Jonny Wilkinson or Dan Carter and why: I can’t choose. Both have achieved incredible things but also have been the major influence in teams doing incredible things