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Exciting prospects George Simpson and Ben Williams sign for Ealing Trailfinders

Ealing Trailfinders can today announce two exciting young arrivals for the 2018/19 season, with Ben Williams and George Simpson both joining the club from Cardiff Metropolitan University.

With both players under 22 years of age they will be looking to continue their development alongside the first team and make the transition in to professional rugby. 

Simpson, a full-back has an impressive rugby CV after making the first team at Cardiff Met during his time at universty. 

After featuring for Harlequins at age grade level the 21-year-old has also played for London Irish in the Singha Sevens tournament with his pace making him a big attacking threat.

He has also represented a Samurai Invitational Side at the Dubai Sevens, and will be aiming to make his mark at Vallis Way when joining in the summer. 

Simpson is looking forward to arriving in West London. 

“I’m very excited to be joining Ealing Trailfinders. They play a great brand of rugby that I’m looking forward to being a part of with plenty of ambition.”

Ben Williams, who played at scrum-half alongside Simpson at Cardiff Met University is another player who will be looking to hit the ground running at Vallis Way. 

The 22-year-old has played for Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership A League which has given him a taste of rugby at the highest level. The pair both played in the BUCS Super Rugby University Final at Twickenham against Hartpury this year.

Williams is thrilled to get the opportunity to feature for the West Londoners. 

“I am delighted to sign for Ealing Trailfinders and really excited about the future. I can’t wait to put my head down in pre season and work hard.”

Director of Rugby Ben Ward says the duo can become top players whilst working with the first team. 

“It is clear that both of these players have real quality and we look forward to both of them developing further at Ealing Trailfinders. 

George is an attacking full-back with a bit of X factor about him. He has also played a lot of his rugby at fly-half and will give us another play-making option for next season.”

Ben has a very good kicking and passing game, his core skills are very strong and I’m sure he will benefit from working with the likes of Luke Carter, Ryan Foley and Jordan Burns.”