||Mark Bright crossed Kew Bridge to sign on with Ealing Trailfinders from London Scottish in time for the 2016-17 season and he enjoyed a stellar first campaign at Vallis Way. He was named Rugby Players Association Championship Player of the Year following a season in which he scored five tries in 27 appearances as the team reached the Greene King IPA Championship play-off semifinals and the British and Irish Cup semifinals.
Bright was captain of London Scottish captain and played for the Exiles from 2011. During his time at the Athletic Ground he established himself as a powerful ball-carrier with a nose for the try-line, including four from his appearances against Ealing Trailfinders.
He scored 28 tries in 26 appearances in his final season with Scottish to end the season as Greene King IPA Championship leading try-scorer. He was twice nominated for the Championship player of the season award and featured in the Championship dream team for the three seasons.
Bright was born in Nelson, on New Zealand’s southern island and having played for Marist he joined local ITM Cup side Tasman Makos. After moving to England he first played for Kendall and Redruth, where he won selection for Cornwall.
His performances in 2013-14 earned him a late call-up for England 7s squad that competed at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He made his England 7s debut at the Lyon FIRA-AER European GP Sevens series event and started five of England’s six matches in Glasgow.
He left Glasgow having helped England to success in the plate final, against a Welsh side that featured current Ealing Trailfinders fullback Will Harries.