Dewsbury Rams have signed second rower/utility player Rhys Davies on a one year deal, the Welshman is delighted to have signed for the Rams and be playing under the stewardship of head coach Lee Greenwood.

On signing for the club, Davies said: “I am over the moon, it’s always hard when you are trying to impress the players and coaches, so to finally get to the end of pre-season and sign for the club, I am glad.

“At the start of pre-season I found it very tough, I was only playing reserve level last year so I was always going to find it tough. I am sort of finding my feet now having got to know the other lads and coaching staff a bit more.

“I thought last year I was ready for it but it wasn’t to be so this year I am ready to go and hopefully I can step up and impress the Dewsbury fans.”

Davies has got to know the club quite well over the last few weeks and got his first taste of game day atmosphere at the Tetley’s Stadium against Batley Bulldogs on boxing day. He now says the next step is to work his way into the match day 17.

He said: “The fans, the players and all the staff have been great, you can get that real tight community feel from the place and everyone has made me feel welcome. Coming in to other clubs sometimes they don’t make you feel as welcome but here at Dewsbury that is not the case everyone has been great, especially the fans and staff and the players.

“I grew up playing in the middle as a front row forward, I was big when I was younger but now I have slimmed down a bit. I am now playing in the back row, I think I am a versatile player and offer a bit of everything really I am not just framed in one position I can play wherever really.

“I offer skills and defend well and attack well, I don’t want to offer just one roll to play on the pitch.

“I didn’t play against Batley but I was buzzing and wanted to just get out on to the field. Hopefully I get a chance to show what I can do in our upcoming friendlies against Keighley and Bradford.

“All the boys are buzzing in training, Lee has mentioned in previous years the group might not have been as close. However that’s not the case this year, everyone is working hard for each other and the skill level is really high. You set high standards this year and then try to go out there and achieve the goals that we want to get to.

“Personally I just want to get myself into the starting 17 and then keep that position for the future.”