Hartpury are very pleased to announce the arrival of promising back row forward James Dun, who has joined the club on dual registration from Premiership club Bristol Bears.
Dun, son of former Bristol skipper and England international Andy, will be immediately available for the Red & Blacks and could feature in Saturday’s fixture versus high-flyers, Ealing Trailfinders.
Th player who, at 6’4″ and 111kgs can also play at lock, is an old boy of Millfield School in Somerset and appeared for Bristol in the British & Irish Cup last season.
A statement from the Bears said “James Dun has joined Hartpury on a dual-registration agreement with immediate effect.
The Academy back rower – who has featured for the club in the Premiership Shield this season – makes the switch to the Gillman’s Ground.
Meanwhile, hooker Will Capon and Ehize Ehizode join Dings Crusaders on dual-registration.
Academy manager Mike Hall said: “It’s important that the players build on the game time they have had in the Premiership Shield over the last few weeks.
“It is a different type of rugby in the National leagues and Championship and is all a part of giving our young players a variety of developmental opportunities.
“The experiences they will get – playing with different players, in different systems, under new coaches and against different oppositions will be valuable learning experiences as the players continue on their development journeys.”
All three players can be recalled to the club at any time and will be monitored closely by the club’s management team.