RUGBY UNION - Coventry sign former Jersey prop Adam Nicol - The Coventry Observer

RUGBY UNION - Coventry sign former Jersey prop Adam Nicol

Coventry Editorial 18th Oct, 2023 Updated: 18th Oct, 2023   0

COVENTRY Rugby have announced the signing of former Jersey Reds tighthead prop Adam Nicol ahead of the club’s Championship opener.

The 26-year-old helped Jersey top the Championship table last season only for the club to fold last month before the start of the 2023/24 campaign.

Nicol spent two seasons in Jersey after making the move from United Rugby Championship outfit Glasgow Warriors in 2021.

Nicol said: “It’s a very sad situation for Jersey and not a position that I ever thought I’d find myself in.

“I’m really grateful that Coventry have given me this opportunity to continue playing full-time rugby in the Championship with an ambitious club that is looking to go places.

“When I spoke to Alex he told me what his goals for the club are and I saw that as a very good fit for me.

“I really loved the atmosphere when I played here for Jersey last year and am really looking forward to being part of the squad at such a well-supported, close-knit club.”

Coventry head coach, Alex Rae, added: “It’s great to welcome Adam to Coventry.

“It’s been a tough few weeks for him with what happened at Jersey and we’re really happy to be able to offer him a new home.

“He’s a talented tighthead who is proven in the Championship but still has loads of scope for further growth as a player.

“We’re really looking forward to working with him, helping him progress and achieve his goals. I’m sure he’s going to be a great addition and really add something to an already strong Coventry pack.”

Nicol won 14 caps for Scotland’s under-20 side during his time with Glasgow while also appearing in the European Champions Cup.

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