Jones twins and Bradley latest three to sign
Ealing Trailfinders’ very own twin towers Carwyn and Llewelyn Jones have signed on for the club’s return to the Greene King IPA Championship, along with Alex Bradley, who commits himself to director of coaching Ben Ward’s side for another season.
The Welsh twins moved to Vallis Way from their home region of the Scarlets over the summer of 2014 and have impressed with their performances in the second row, and in the case of Llewelyn the back-row on occasions.
Carwyn played 24 times as Ealing Trailfinders won the National 1 title, while Llewelyn featured in 23 matches and scored two tries.
“I’m delighted to have signed for next season, ” Carwyn Jones said. “I’m looking forward to playing a higher standard of rugby and testing myself against some top teams.
“I feel that I've grown as a player this season and will continue that growth next year under the guidance of the coaches and of course benefit from the great facilities.”
“I’m very happy to have extended my contract with Ealing Trailfinders, ” Llewelyn Jones added. “The great atmosphere at the club, in training and on match days helped me make the decision.”
Flanker Bradley is in his fourth season with Ealing Trailfinders. In the club’s maiden season in the Championship he made the breakthrough from promising youngster to first team squad regular with his strong carrying and fierce defence to the fore.
The 21-year-old made his debut away to Rotherham Titans and to date he has played 23 first team matches and scored four tries.
“I am delighted to have signed for what will be my fourth season since I joined the club from school in 2012, ” Bradley said. “Having picked up some valuable Championship experience last year, I am looking forward to helping the club establish its place in the Championship for years to come.
“There is a great group of lads at the club and the coaching staff have helped enormously in developing my game over the past few years and I look forward to continuing this next year.”
“Caz brings great physicality in everything he does, but also athleticism around the park, ” Ward said. “His ball carrying has been a great strength and if he has a big off and pre-season there is no reason he can't have a very good year in the Championship.
“Llew has made huge strides in the past year. Around the park his work rate is very good and he has the ability to play in the second row and as blindside flanker. Working with George Skivington has enhanced his lineout and it is becoming a real strength of his game. Like his brother, with a good off and pre-season he can make a real impact next year.
“Alex had a break-through year last season and had it not been for one or two niggling injuries at the start of this year would have kicked on more than he has. That said I am still very happy with his development over this season and he will be a very important member of the squad next season.”