Dewsbury Rams recently revealed new signing of utility player Jamie Abram for the 2021 season.
Abram has come through both Betfred Super League sides Salford and Warrington’s academies. However he now feels this is the right opportunity for him to gain some first team rugby.
On why he chose the Rams, Abram said: “I took advice from my agent and then spoke to Lee Greenwood on what he wanted from me, and his plans for the coming seasons with my development.
“I also know Matt Fleming well and he spoke highly about everything on and off the field at the club.”
Abram’s family is steeped in the sports history books as his father both played and coached the game professionally. He will also be looking to come up against his brother Dan next season as he is part of Oldham’s squad.
Abram continued: “I am from a rugby family, my dad played and coached professional, my brother Dan plays at Oldham.
“I have come through the scholarship and academy systems at Salford and Warrington before rejoining Salford for the reserves before Covid hit the world.”
On where he likes to play most on the pitch, Abram explained: “I can play a number of positions which are classed as the spine fullback, half or hooker.
“The utility tag is a positive as I can offer options to the team, but also has its negatives as it can be a jack of all trades master of none.
“Personally I am happy to work with the coach and do what ever is best for the team.
“I would say i prefer the number 9 position as I can have my hands on the ball more.”
On his ambitions whilst at the Rams, Abram said: “To have a good pre-season and get to know everyone at the club. Then to break into the first team and develop my all round game.”
Abram is looking forward to performing in front of the Rams faithful at the Tetley’s Stadium, and testing himself at Championship level.
He said: “I am really excited, I have been to the stadium watching my brother and know how passionate and loyal the fans are, they really get behind the team.
“I am really looking forward to testing myself at this level. I have watched a lot of games in this division, the standards are really high.
“It’s going to be tough with the full time teams such as Leigh, London, Toulouse and Bradford.
“However the rest of the teams have great squads made up of experience too and there are some players coming out of academy and reserves as well like me, which will bring a competitive and exciting season.”