RUGBY UNION - Coventry Rugby retain another three players for 2024/25 season - The Coventry Observer

RUGBY UNION - Coventry Rugby retain another three players for 2024/25 season

COVENTRY Rugby have retained the services of another three players for the 2024/25 season.

Captain Jordon Poole has signed a new deal to extend his stay with the club along with Ryan Hutler and Tom Ball.

The news comes after Cov secured the services of key trio Pat Pellegrini, Matt Kvesic and James Tyas earlier this week.

Head coach, Alex Rae, said: “I’m delighted to have Jordon with us again next season.

“Not only is he a fantastic player he’s also a brilliant person who cares deeply for the team and is very invested in what we’re trying to build here.

“Jordon leads by example every day and inspires others around him with his actions. The exciting thing is he’s only going to keep getting better so we feel very lucky to have him.

“Tom is terrific person who has really grown this season. His performances are getting better and better and he’s got a lot more room for growth – I don’t think we know what his ceiling is yet.

“It’s been fantastic to see Ryan with a smile on his face scoring tries this season. He’s a natural try scorer and is brilliant around the group as a person; I’ve no doubt there’s more to come from him too.”

Captain Poole has made 57 appearances since joining Cov from Exeter in 2020 and finished the season as one of the Championship’s leading try-scorers with 11 tries.

Homegrown flanker Ball has already passed the 50-appearance mark for Cov and enjoyed an injury free 2023/24 campaign.

And pacy winger Hutler excelled in his first season with the Butts Park Arena club after scoring 17 tries in just 23 appearances.

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