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Walshaw and Nash Join Rams

Friday 8th February 2013

Walshaw and Nash Join Rams Story in brief:
Rams bolster squad ahead of Fev showdown

Dewsbury Rams have today confirmed the signings of two new recruits. Centre/back row forward Lucas Walshaw, has arrived at the Tetley's Stadium from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and prop forward Stephen Nash from Castleford Tigers. 

Standing at 6ft 5ins the 20 year old Walshaw, already has a number of Super League appearances with the Wildcats, has signed on a season long loan from the club and has been given squad number 28.

He will continue to train with the Wildcats as a full time professional but will also take part in the Ram's own training sessions making him a permanent part of the squad for the whole season.

27 year old Nash, who also stands at 6ft 5ins and weighs in at 16 stone 8 has played Super League for Salford and Widnes as well as Castleford Tigers and also has Championship rugby experience with Leigh Centurions. He has come to the Rams on a month long loan to provide cover for the injured Ben Jones who was a standout player for the Rams in 2012 and who is now up and running in training after his recent operation.

Nash will also combine full time training with Castleford in addition to the sessions at the Tetley's Stadium.

The season long loan deal with the Wildcats for Walshaw has replaced the deal the two clubs had agreed with back row forward Chris Annakin who prefers to fight for a spot at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium but the Rams already have plenty of cover in the squad in that area so the revised deal suited both parties perfectly.

Coach Glenn Morrison was delighted to announce these two latest additions to the Rams squad on a more permanent basis than that offered with dual registration players.

"Walshaw being a Dewsbury lad is excited about the prospect of playing for his home town club and brings with him the willingness to be a part of what we are trying to achieve in 2013 and buys in completely to our ethics and values," he said.

"I am also aware of the ongoing debate about the values of having dual registration and on loan players at Championship clubs and I am working hard to keep the same faces at the club on a week by week basis with squad harmony being particularly important to the club."

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