Bell bolsters Lydney ranks with two backrow recruits
LYDNEY have bolstered their backrow options ahead of the visit of Chinnor tomorrow with the signing of two players.
Last season's skipper Will Jones has returned to the club following his summer departure to Stourbridge and came off the bench last week in the 30-11 defeat at Clifton.
While head coach Duncan Bell has taken advantage of his connections with former club Bath by snapping up youngster James Tyas on loan.
With an already strong backrow department consisting of skipper Matt Taylor, flying flanker Tim Longton and giant Charlie Daniel, Bell is delighted to welcome back Jones.
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"Things did not quite work out for Will at Stourbridge but he is a Lydney boy through and through so it is nice to have him back at the club," said former England international Bell.
"He is a quality player and will be involved in every game that he is fit for. He is an important part in everything we are trying to do moving forward.
"He is a very natural leader and he would not have been elected captain unless he was a natural leader so he is a very vocal player but also a very intelligent player and he has a good rugby brain.
"He does the basics very well and is a good tackler and competes at the breakdown well and is a very good ball carrier for us."
While fans of the Severnsiders may be familiar with Jones, 20-year-old Bath Academy prospect Tyas will be rather unknown.
The young backrow is on his way back from injury and has been earmarked for a potential loan move to Nottingham around Christmas time and Bell said the opportunity was too good to turn down.
"James is in the Bath set-up and wants some first-team games. I have known him for some time and he is coming on loan to us for a few weeks," added Bell.
"He is returning from injury and is a backrower and we have a lot of strength there. We have a number of players in our backrow who are very good players.
"I am not going to turn down the chance to get what is going to be a potential Premiership player and a guy who will go on loan to a Championship club soon.
"I think he is lined up to go to Nottingham at Christmas and he has got rugby calibre.
"It would be nice even to have him for a few weeks if he can help us in any way that will be good.
"I know him personally and I know he will have an impact and hopefully he can come on on Saturday.
"He has trained with the Bath first team for the last couple of years and is used to training with professionals and hopefully he will shine for us."