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 A WHO’S who of Coventry Rugby’s exciting close season-signings to date and, with pre-season training now well under way, a rundown of the rest of the senior squad and Development Academy Gold Group players.

In conjunction with Coventry Rugby Supporters’ Club, Coventry Rugby is holding an open ‘Meet The Squad’ day at Butts Park Arena on Saturday, July 22 when fans will have the the opportunity to meet the players, watch an open training session and take part in a number of planned events for all the family – full details of the day to be announced shortly.

 Phil Nilsen

Position: Hooker

Age: 32

Joined from: Yorkshire Carnegie

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Harry Morley

Position: Prop

Age: 22

Joined from: Nottingham Rugby

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George Oram

Position: Second Row

Age: 23

Joined from: Birmingham Moseley

Link to signing announcement:


Nile Dacres

Position: Back row / Second row

Age: 25

Joined from: Plymouth Albion

Link to signing announcement:


Latu Makaafi

Position: Back row

Age: 35

Joined from: Doncaster Knights

Link to signing announcement:


Jack Preece

Position: Back row

Age: 27

Joined from: Birmingham Moseley

Link to signing announcement:


Luke Narraway

Position: Back row

Age: 33

Joined from: London Irish

Link to signing announcement:


Dave Brazier

Position: Scrum-half

Age: 24

Joined from: Birmingham Moseley

Link to signing announcement:


Ben Palmer

Position: Fly-half

Age: 25

Joined from: Old Albanian

Link to signing announcement:


Sam Tuitupou

Position: Centre

Age: 35

Joined from: Sale Sharks

Link to signing announcement:


Alex Grove

Position: Centre

Age: 29

Joined from: Birmingham Moseley (1 Cov appearance 2008-09)

Link to signing announcement:


Retained players:

Andy Brown (age 27, prop, 89 Cov apps)

Phil Boulton (age 30, prop, 28 Cov apps)

Jimmy Litchfield (age 25, prop, 28 Cov apps)

Scott Tolmie (age 24, hooker, 29 Cov apps)

Matt Price (age 34, hooker, 179 Cov apps)

Tom Poole (age 28, second row, 117 Cov apps)

Tom Jubb (age 24, second row, 22 Cov apps)

Brett Daynes (age 29, back row, 126 Cov apps)

Olly Povoas (age 21, back row, 12 Cov apps)

Pete White (age 25, scrum-half, 23 Cov apps)

Tony Fenner (age 27, fly-half, 22 Cov apps)

Will Maisey (age 24, fly-half, 56 Cov apps)

Tom Wheatcroft (age 28, centre, 22 Cov apps)

Heath Stevens (age 24, centre, 89 Cov apps)

Rob Knox (age 25, centre/ wing, 75 Cov apps)

Max Trimble (age 25, wing, 14 Cov apps)

James Stokes (age 25, full-back, 25 Cov apps)

Cliffie Hodgson (age 28, full-back, 109 Cov apps)


Development Academy (Gold Group)

Jake Byrne (age 20, prop, 8 Cov apps)

Willie Priestley (age 20, hooker, 1 Cov app)

Cameron Gray (age 19, second row)

Kailus Hutchinson (age 19, second row,)

Sam McNulty (age 21, back row)

Tom Price (age 20 back row)

Connor Adams (age 19, scrum-half)

Isaac McNulty (age 19, centre)

James Neal (age 21, wing)

Kwaku Asiedu (age 23, wing)

Josh Palmer (age 22, wing)