The backs are back

First XV // Thursday 15th June 2023

Director of Rugby Adam Balding today confirmed that wings Aquile Smith and Tuoyo Egodo will both be putting on the red and black shirts next season.

Aquile has made 61 appearances for the club over 3 seasons, scoring a very impressive 105 points along the way. Aquile is renowned for his pace, mesmerising defences with his scorching runs. Clearly joining the International 7’s set up, following his selection for the Jamaica team, a new dimension has been brought to his game.

On the other wing, Tuoyo, who made the transition from rugby league only recently has shown how well he has taken to a new format. It has been evident the progress he has made in adapting to a new code. He is a powerful runner, literally demolishing defences in his wake. Making 15 appearances last season and scoring 3 tries, we look forward to seeing his power game on the Common next season

Director of Rugby, Adam Balding said :  Aquile has been an out and out finisher since his time at Birmingham Moseley showcasing his explosive pace and ability to score tries from anywhere, his arrival onto the international 7’s arena has certainly added another dimension to his attacking game.

Since joining us from playing rugby league Tuoyo’s continued development has been clear to see, his physicality in defence and power game with ball in hand has become a real asset to the team offering something different to the back 3 combinations.“