Plymouth Albion add 3 new players for 2014/15 squad

Plymouth Albion head coach James Shanahan continued building his squad for next season by capturing the signatures of three new players.

21 year old scrum half Josh Davies moves to Brickfields from Newport/Gwent Dragons.

Shanahan speaking about the signing of Davies said, “Josh is a very lively 9 with lots of pace and power. He impressed me last year in the Junior World Cup playing for Wales.

“He can bring a lot of pace and tempo to the game and that is something we like in our attacking game.”

Albion’s back row options will be enhanced by the arrival of 22 year old Alistair Bone, who has just graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Sport Management.

Shanahan added, “Ali is a very powerful and dynamic back row player who has the ability to cover the whole of the back row which will gives us versatility.

“Coming out of the Loughborough environment he already has a great skill set to work with. Ali is very keen to succeed for Albion next season.

The third new signing, 23 year old Tom Cowan-Dickie, is already well known to Albion fans having been dual registered with Exeter Chiefs for the last two seasons.

Cowan –Dickie has been restricted by injury this season and has made just two league appearances during the current campaign.

Shanahan commented, “Tom is a very powerful rugby player and will bring that to our front row next season.

“We have lacked strong ball carriers in that department and I feel Tom can bring that to our game.

“It shows the strong link we have with Exeter and I’m looking forward to having Tom with us as full time Albion player.

Albion now have 19 players confirmed for next season with 11 members of the current squad being joined by 8 new signings.