Dewsbury Rams a few weeks ago signed front rower Luke Nelmes before the Rugby League deadline, he has since gone on to make his first appearances in a Rams shirt, that coming at home to the Bradford Bulls.
Although the Rams were defeated in that fixture, Nelmes was just delighted to get back out on the field of play.
On his first start for the Rams Nelmes said: “It was great to get back playing it’s been over 4 months since I last played so yes I was really happy when I was named in the 17. I definitely have enjoyed my time here I’m enjoying training the lads are all spot on so im happy.
“I played in League One with Oldham last year and it was always my plan to try and get back playing at Championship level. Dewsbury have given me that chance and hopefully in three weeks time I will have done enough to earn a deal for next year.”
Nelmes is hoping to once again be involved in this weekend’s trip to Toulouse and the home fixtures against Widnes on September 8th.
On those upcoming fixtures he said: “I think obviously going to Toulouse at this stage of the season with not much to play for is a massive task one that we will be ready for. All the same the one we are looking at is Widnes at home, we will have a real dig against them and try give our home crowd something to smile about.
“We all really want to turn Widnes over at home in three weeks time, if we can do this we go into the off season on the back of a massive win and everyone is happy, Dewsbury have turned big teams over already this season so we are more than capable.”
One of the major reasons for Nelmes coming to the club is from fellow teammate and friend Martyn Reilly nagging head coach Lee Greenwood to have a look at him.
On that Nelmes commented: “A lot of it was down to Martyn, I played with him at fax and we are good mates.
“Off the field I think he nagged and nagged Lee into giving me a chance, I am glad he did give me that chance. I think I have settled in well all the lads are sound and I already knew a few of the Huddersfield boys so happy days.”
Nelmes helped to support the club’s recent Summer Camp where 30 children from the ages of 6-12 came to the Tetley’s Stadium for three fun packed days during the summer holidays. Nelmes was a great success and not only helped as a stand in for Kyle Trout but he brought a different personality to the event. Nelmes helped to make the summer camp a huge success and we are very thankful he stepped in to help out.
On the summer camp he said: “The chance to help out in the community with the Rampage Camp was brilliant I really enjoyed the three days and I know all the kids loved it too. The event was a real big success and hopefully the club can do more things like that going forward.”