Bears Sign Dante Samuels
Tom Tsang commented;
I am excited to see what Dante can achieve with the Bears. We first saw him in action playing in an England Colleges trial match which was played at the Butts Park Arena. Dante, who comes from Wigan but attended the Salford Red Devils academy programme, really stood out. Since then we have stayed in contact and eventually worked with Dante and Coventry University to bring him to the Midlands where he will combine studying for a degree at Coventry University where he is on a sports scholarship, with playing for the Bears.
Dante is a talented and dynamic outside back who is equally at home in the centres, fullback or wing positions. He has great feet and acceleration, and is very strong defensively.
As an 18 year old, he is very mature, but naturally he has lots to learn still and we hope to be able to develop him over the 3 years he is in Coventry.
"I am looking forward to being a part of the Bears and hope I can bring something different to the outside backs. I want to force my way into the side and aim to be named in the starting team each week while learning from the coaches and more experienced players within the squad. As I have just started Uni im Coventry I am looking forward to a few years at the club