RUGBY UNION: COVENTRY have confirmed second row Nile Dacres has signed a two-year contract extension, which will run until the end of the 2019-20 season.
The 26-year-old England Counties cap, who joined from Plymouth Albion in the summer, will captain the side for the first time in tomorrow’s game against Old Albanian at Butts Park Arena, kick-off 3pm.
Dacres has started 14 of Cov’s 15 games so far this season, forging a strong partnership in the second row with George Oram and taking on the role of line-out caller, and has played a significant part in the team’s winning run which sees them 13 points clear at the top of National League One.
“Nile has grown as a leader throughout the season and epitomises what we’re about as a squad and a club,” said director of rugby, Rowland Winter.
“He has been one of our most consistent performers and the captaincy tomorrow is a reflection of how much he has developed over the last four or five months.
“We are delighted that he will be staying with us as we continue to develop and move forward.”