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Matt Beesley joins from Northampton Saints

Ealing Trailfinders are pleased to announce the signing of front-rower Matt Beesley from Northampton Saints.

The 26-year-old has spent the last two years at Franklin’s Gardens and will now head to Vallis Way for the 2018/19 season. 

Beesley has made six appearances for the Saints and brings further experience to the squad as well as more quality to the scrum which already has the likes of Jack O’Connell, Jordan Onojaife and Tom Denton arriving for next season. 

Before joining Northampton, the 26-year-old began his rugby career with the Yorkshire Carnegie Academy whilst studying at Leeds Beckett University, before sending three years at Wharfedale and making over 60 appearances between 2013 and 2016. 

From there he was invited to a trial with the Saints, and after signing a professional deal with them he has been in and around the match day squad as well as featuring for the Wanderers in the A League. 

Beesley, who stands at 6 ft and weighs in at over 120 kg has also played rugby at a representative level, receiving international honours having represented both England Counties and England Students.

The front-rower is looking forward to a new chapter at Vallis Way:

“I’m really happy to be joining Ealing Trailfinders. Knowing what the club is achieving, the style of play and the huge ambition of the club it is something I want to be a part of and I can’t wait to get stuck in in the summer.” 

Director of Rugby Ben Ward is delighted to add further depth to the front-row. 

“Our set-piece has given us an outstanding platform this season to play some great attacking rugby and with Matt’s arrival we are confident that he will add yet more quality and experience.

His time at Northampton will have been invaluable in his development and we’re looking forward to him making further strides forward with Ealing Trailfinders.”