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Tim Bitirim joined the Blue and White’s from National League One side Loughborough Students.

The 21-year-old joined on a two-year contract to add further quality and competition to the back line at Butts Park Arena and is a welcomed addition after causing Coventry some problems last season.

Bitirim is a former Saracens and Wasps Academy utility back, who has also represented England Counties U20s, will continue his studies at Loughborough University.

15 Questions with Tim Bitirim

Age: 21

Place of birth: Watford

Height: 180m

Weight: 85kg

Where did You start play rugbyHarpenden RFC

Career highlight to date: Playing at Twickenham for Wasps academy

Why did you join Coventry: To step up from National One last season and test myself in an ambitious and challenging environment

What are you most looking forward to at CoventryTraining with guys who have played at Premiership level and learning from them!

Tell me something interesting about yourselfMy cousin is Gordon Darcy

 If you weren’t playing rugby, what would you be doing: I was with Watford Football Academy when I was younger so hopefully that!

Do you follow any other sports: I’m a big boxing fan

Favourite music artist/band: Drake 

Favourite all time player: Brian O’Driscoll

Favourite movie: Batman Dark Knight

Jonny Wilkinson or Dan Carter and why: Wilko because he hits like a truck!