RUGBY UNION - Highly-rated forward Hinckley joins Coventry Rugby - The Coventry Observer

RUGBY UNION - Highly-rated forward Hinckley joins Coventry Rugby

AARON Hinckley has become the latest highly-rated forward to join Coventry Rugby’s quest for a Championship title.

The 25-year-old flanker joins Matt Kvesic, Tom Ball, Senitiki Nayalo and the versatile Obi Nkwocha in a strong back-row group.

Hinckley played six games on loan for the club during the 2021/22 season and made 20 Premiership appearances during stints with Gloucester, Exeter and Northampton Saints while also played four games in the Champions Cup.

Hinckley said: “I really bought into Alex and James Scaysbrook and what they were trying to achieve when I spent some time in Cov on loan from Exeter.

“Now I’m trying to get back into rugby I immediately thought of Coventry because everyone at the club treated me so well when I was there before.

“I especially remember what a great place the Butts Park Arena is. We played Bedford and won by one or two points in a match that finished with something like 12 against 13 at the end and it was a brilliant atmosphere.

“There is no doubt in my mind that I would love to be part of a squad that wins the league. On a personal level I’m looking forward to getting back to playing regular rugby and enjoying it.”

Head coach, Alex Rae, added: “Aaron is a huge talent and ours and his job now is to help him realise that potential.

“When meeting with him the thing that stood out was his enthusiasm and desire to really work hard and kick on.

“He’s got a really good connection with people at the club and were confident we can give him the support and environment to play his best rugby.”

Hinckley represented England at under-18 level before going on to win 15 further caps as an under-20 including an outing from the bench in the 2018 under-20s World Cup final in France.

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