Griff has added a third scrum half to his 2015/16 player roster with the signing of England Sevens half back Sam Edgerley.
Sam arrives at Castle Park boasting a wealth of experience in the games shortened format, having represented England on the International Sevens Circuit for the past three years. The speedy number nine first linked up with the national squad whilst part of the London Irish academy and also gained representative honours as a youngster with England Under 18s.
Sam cut his teeth on the sevens scene playing at scrum half but it was on the wing where the 23-year-old began his rugby career and has an electric turn of pace as a result. Around playing sevens Sam has also enjoyed spells at Esher and Rosslyn Park in recent seasons but is now looking forward to a move to South Yorkshire, stating. “I am absolutely buzzing to get started at Doncaster.
“It’s a great club, I’m looking forward to meeting all the lads and getting stuck into pre-season.
“It is a new and exciting challenge for me, switching from the full time England Sevens set up and back into a full time fifteen-a-side environment.
“I hope I can make a positive impact at the club both on and off the field.”
As we welcome a new scrum half into the fold we also say goodbye to one of the 2014/15 crop as Jack Maplesden parts ways with the Club ahead of the new season.
Jack will now focus on his rugby and studying in the South West, Director of Rugby Clive Griffiths commented. “Jack is studying Geography at Bristol University and commuted back and forth to train and play with us when we needed him last season.
“We see him as an outstanding prospect but so do others, he has been involved with Bath United and Darren Edwards has asked me about him as a player.
“We wish him well, it makes sense for Jack to put all his energies into playing down in the South West and we hope that maybe we’ll see him in a Doncaster shirt in seasons to come.”