Titans add Greg Lound to squad
Titans have today announced the addition of 21 years-old fly half Greg Lound to their squad ahead of the 2014/15 Greene King IPA Championship campaign.
Lound has been with the Titans since the squad joined back up for pre-season training at the end of June and he’s impresses sufficiently to earn himself a contract for the upcoming season.
Lound joins the club from Hull RUFC, where he’s played since he started out as a 9 years-old in the mini juniors.
Titans Lee Blackett is delighted to add Lound to the squad, as he explained, “Having a relationship with Hull last year enabled us to see quite a few of their games and you keep track on certain players. Greg is obviously a young lad; he came down and trained with us a bit last year and now he’s got his reward.
“Greg’s going to offer us great competition for the number ten jersey. If you look at all three of our 10’s they’re right up there in skill levels, they’ve all got outstanding skill sets. James McKinney has played right at the top level, Tom Barrett’s played a little bit and Greg’s trying to move into that bracket.
“It goes to prove again that we look really hard for young undiscovered talent in Yorkshire. We keep a keen eye out for Yorkshire talent and we are very proud of our past record of picking young lads up from lower league rugby and making them into Championship or higher level players.
“Greg has a good pass on him and he’s good with the boot; if anything he perhaps needs to work on his game management and that’s one of the most important steps as you move up a level.”
Delighted at joining the Titans Lound added, “I’ve been at Hull since I was a young boy and the club has been brilliant to me; I’d like to thank everyone there who’s helped me along and wish them all the best for next season.
“As a result of my involvement with Hull I was invited to come and train with the Titans around Christmas time last year. Obviously that worked out really well and I’m delighted to have signed for Rotherham.
“Everyone at the club has been welcoming, there’s a great atmosphere around the place and I’ve settled into the environment really well.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to be able to work with Lee and the possibility of playing Championship rugby with the Titans is very exciting. I’ve been here for three weeks and the pre-season training has gone very well, although it’s been the toughest training I’ve ever done. But hopefully I can impress the coaches and get a few games next season.”