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Reid and Barratt commit

We are proud to announce the re-signing of Matt Reid and Chris Barratt for 2017

Tom Tsang commented:

Matt Reid

Matt joined us from North Wales Crusaders last year and brought with him experience as well as great utility value. He is a tall rangy centre who can also play across the backrow. He was a threat for us on the edge last year, but his best attributes are his coolness in defence. His retention is another statement that we are looking to build on last season’s good form. With a full preseason with us this year, I predict Matt will be a standout for us in 2017.

Matt Reid in action

Matt Reid in action

Matt said:

I have enjoyed my time with the Bears and re-signing was an easy decision, the club has improved on and off the field from when I joined last year and we have a great group. I am really looking forward to what the new year will hold for us.

Chris Barratt takes on the defence

Chris Barratt takes on the defence

Chris Barratt

Chris is one of the few remaining players who were with the Bears before we made the step up to League 1 in 2015 and has played in every competitive game for us since then. Last season the players voted him in to the leadership group and he was on hand to captain the side when needed. He is a tough as teak right side second row who is comfortable carving out 80 minute performances to a high standard. He is another player who is well respected off the field, and his re-signing will go a long way to keeping the rest of the group together.

Chris said:

I was happy to commit to the club for next season, being here for the past 4 years. We had some great wins this year against respected opposition and there have been some real highlights. Hopefully we can take these positives into next year and kick on again.

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