Introduction to Jed's new players

Sep 11, 2014
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Category: General
Brief summary of Jed's summer recruits

Fraser Harkness 29 (yes that's all) full back. Selkirk legend Fraser joined in the summer to try a new challenge and to link up with former Selkirk coach Kevin Barrie once again. "Fraser said" Kev was a massive deal maker for me having had 3 great years under him at Selkirk. I was keen to work with him again he wants us to play the way I want to play. I'm really enjoying it and I know things will get tough at some point but it's very exciting for me to be involved in something I think in a few years will be a very special group of players". Equally skilled at the full 15s and 7s games Fraser will be a welcome addition to the Jed ranks.

 

Ross Combe 21 year old centre. Ross was discovered in our pre season development game at Earlston. His speed and skill was obvious and we immediately sought to sign him for Jed. Ross has lived in the United Arab Emirates for most of his life but has family ties in Earlston. Ross has represented the UAE several times in the Asia 5 nations and is an exciting addition to Jed's squad.

 

Guido Danil 29 year old fly half from Argentina but also has an Italian passportl. Former Argentinian U19 player and was part of the squad that finished 4th in the U19 world cup. Guido has spent the last 2 seasons in france and comes to Jed from Sainte-Ettiene. Guido is also a qualified accountant.

 

Daniel Ritchie 22 year old scrum half from Musselburgh.

 

Mathew Meek 22 years old, plays back row but can easily fill in at centre due to his rugby league background. Matt comes to Jed from the Sheffield Eagles rugby league team, he was also on the books of the London Bronco's accademy. Matt does have union experience as he was in the Saracens accademy as a teenager.

 

David Batey 21 year old hooker from Tynedale.

 

Jed Thistle graduates. We had a group of the U18 Scottish Cup winners move up to the senior squad and 3 of the forwards have already tasted 1st XV action. Props Cole Lothian and Ryan Gibson have both impressed while second row Jamie Hynd has made 2 appearances from the bench. Clark Skeldon has returned to training and should also add competition to the second row.