Sam Grasso NRC

SCRUM-HALF Sam Grasso flies in from Australia tomorrow morning to join Coventry’s squad for the new season.


The Brisbane-born 25-year-old has played representative rugby for Queensland Reds A and his arrival adds to the competition for places at half-back as Cov begin their programme of pre-season games.


“Sam is well suited to what we are building in the new Coventry set-up, and we feel he will complement our current group of scrum-halves and offer something we haven’t got,” said director rugby, Rowland Winter.


“With Pete White out until the end of September as he recovers from surgery, Sam provides added quality and experience and increases the competition for places.


“He comes highly recommended – we’ve had a lot of references through James Pritchard’s links and from Bedford’s Ben Adams, who played with Sam at the Reds.


“We look forward to having him on board and hope our fans will help him to settle in quickly.”


Grasso is likely to make his bow in Cov’s opening warm-up against Broadstreet on Tuesday night at the Butts Park Arena (kick-off 7.30pm).


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