Dewsbury Rams new player Jon Magrin is eager to get going at the club after agreeing a one year deal.
Magrin has had spells at both London Broncos and Bradford Bulls and having played both at Super League and Championship level, the massive prop is ready to start and hit the ground running at the Tetley’s Stadium side.
On joining the club he said: “I am originally from London and started in the academy at the London Broncos. I played 60 games for the club before signing for the Bradford Bulls in 2017. I then went to the Sheffield Eagles for a season before then re-joining the Bradford Bulls and now I am at Dewsbury.
“When I met the coach we seemed to be on the same wavelength, it’s close to where I live the facilities are really good. Also the club owns it’s own ground which is rare in rugby league, with it having all the great facilities it’s all positive factors in why I chose to come here.
“Dewsbury has always been a tough place to go, I saw that when I was at London and we came down from the Super League, it was a shock to the system. We won but it was tough, that is the only game I have won at Dewsbury in my whole career. I will be hoping to emulate that fortress mentality that I have seen as an opposition player. It’s always a tough place to go and you know that you have to bring your best game to beat them.”
Magrin explains that a big reason for choosing to come to the Rams was head coach Lee Greenwood. He commented: “I have not had much to do with Lee before signing for the club, when I met him we hit it off straight away and that made me want to sign.
“From what I have seen so far he comes across as a good guy and from the things people have told me he is a good coach so I am looking forward to working with him.”
On the type of player he is, Magrin insists he can be a pretty explosive player on the pitch, and he’s looking forward to showcasing his skills in front of the Rams supporters.
He said: “I think I can be pretty explosive and hopefully I can showcase my talent and use it as a force in the middle.
“My aim is just to gel with the team and have a good season in what ever way that comes, and we’ll see where we are at the end of the season.”
The former Bradford player has a busy schedule coming up before pre-season with the Rams as he will be playing on the international stage for Jamaica against the England Knights. Magrin says he is proud to play for his country and represent his family’s heritage.
He said: “I am doing my best to keep fit during the off-season so I can hit the ground running, I also have a game coming up for Jamaica later this month against the England Knights. So I am hoping by the time pre-season comes around I am in good shape and then I can make some improvements, and then go into the full season from there.
“I am very proud to play for Jamaica, I’m Jamaican from my mum’s side and I have grown up around that culture and so I feel proud to represent my family whenever I pull that shirt on.
“i am hoping that I will already have some of that sharpness from playing, as you can train as much as you want. At the end of the day match fitness is important and hopefully I will have had some before coming into pre-season where I can get going with the team.
“I am looking forward to taking the Rams by both horns as it were, I can’t wait to get going in my new club.”