Nottingham Rugby has confirmed the addition of four
players from Nottingham Trent University to their squad for the
Head Coach Martin Haag has bolstered his options with the
signings of Alfie Malloy, Jacob Knight, Ben Brownlie and Josh
Malloy enjoyed an encouraging first campaign with the Green and
Whites last season, featuring regularly in the starting line-up in
the back three or at outside centre. When not starting he was
named amongst the replacements with his versatility proving a
Knight was also a regular in the squad throughout the last
campaign although injuries curtailed the level of his involvement
for a portion of the season. Again though, he was regularly
named amongst the replacements and was impressive in his time on
Haag said, "Jacob and Alfie have done really well in their first
year with us and we look forward to seeing them grow further over
the next year. They have both demonstrated a superb attitude to
Nottingham Rugby and were involved in many games last season.
We saw them develop each time they took to the field and I'm sure
we'll continue to see that development given the application they
both put into their rugby."
Ben Brownlie joins the club looking to continue his development
while making a positional change at the same time.
Haag commented, "Ben is changing from back row to hooker and
will look to learn and develop his skills in this position. Ben has
played a good standard at Cambridge and now sees Nottingham as the
perfect place to progress his career whilst at University."
Poullet joins the club and will be competing for game time in
the very competitive back row, where he will be battling against
the likes of club captain Brent Wilson, new signing Paul Grant and
stalwarts Tom Calladine and Rupert Cooper for a starting berth.
Haag continued, "Josh is another player to come through the
Academy at Nottingham. He played very well at Leicester Lions and
Trent University and will add options to our back row for next
"It's great news that we are continuing our strong partnership
with the Universities in the city, in particular Nottingham Trent
University, and we'd like to thank them for their continued support
of our playing and coaching programme."