Ben Betts to join Ealing Trailfinders from Leicester Tigers
Ealing Trailfinders can today announce the signing of prop Ben Betts from Leicester Tigers.
The 21-year-old heads to Vallis Way after spending two years at Welford Road, and now adds further strength to the front-row in West London for the 2018/19 campaign.
The tight-head prop joined Leicester in the summer of 2016 and has played for the Tigers three times this season as well as featuring twice last year.
He then continued his development with a month at the University of Sydney last summer before heading back to Welford Road.
Betts has had plenty of experience despite having his best years ahead of him. The Irishman played for Munster at Youth, Under-19 and Under-20 levels and also represented his country at Under-19s and Under-20s age grade, reaching the final of the World Junior Championship in Manchester during the summer of 2016.
After joining Tigers later that summer, he played National League rugby with Loughborough Students and has used that level to gain valuable game time.
The tight-head is looking forward to a new challenge at Vallis Way.
“I’m very excited to join a club with huge ambition and can’t wait for the challenges ahead with Ealing Trailfinders.”
Director of Rugby Ben Ward says the prop is a great addition to the squad for next season.
“Ben has been playing at the highest level with Leicester and we are confident that he will thrive in our environment. Our set-piece has been the foundation for our success this season and with Ben’s arrival amongst others it will only get stronger next year.”