Two long-serving Stone Rugby Club members have committed their futures to the Staffordshire side ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Additionally, the outfit has confirmed that three new players have joined, as the club continues to prepare for life back in the RFU England League.
The club found out who their opponents would be in the RFU Midlands 5 West (South) division next campaign.
Mitch Freeman and Chris Carpenter have signed on again for next season, continuing their lengthy stay at Stone.
Winger Freeman is described as an “elusive runner” while a club spokesperson said forward Carpenter is “a force to be reckoned with when he has the ball in hand.”
The latter also coaches the ladies Roses side and has held numerous positions on the clubs committee.
Meanwhile, new faces in Cam Harriss and Jack Cooper arrive through the door. Cooper, who plays at second row, is a work colleague of Stone prop Ryan Sutherland.
Harriss arrives after completing his final year of study at Staffordshire University.
The club has included an “interesting fact” when introducing a new or returning player this summer.
When asked about his, Harriss, who can play as a lock or flanker, commented: “I once stopped Chris Ashton in his prime at training,” with the club going on to describe him as a “hard tackling abrasive forward.”
They are closely followed by scrum-half Aaron Dewfall-Carver, with a spokesperson for Stone Rugby Club stating that he is a “talented young man with bags of pace and an engine like a Rolls Royce.”
The spokesperson also hinted that “some sort of training” could take place “in the very near future.”
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