Luke Jones: Guernsey Raiders former professional may play at centre

Luke Jones
Luke Jones was the first player from Guernsey ever to play for an England side

Guernsey Raiders head coach Jordan Reynolds says returning winger Luke Jones could play at outside centre.

The former England Under-18 international has returned to Guernsey after leaving the Cornish Pirates.

The winger had a spell with Leicester Tigers before an injury-hit three seasons at the Championship club.

"He could be looking starting at 13 or in the back three as well, so it creates a lot of competition there," Reynolds told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"He's looking pretty sharp at the moment. He's been training well, so he's going to be a great asset to us."

Jones joined the Pirates in the summer of 2013 and played 10 matches before breaking his leg in December 2014.

He never played for the first team again, despite signing a new contract last summer, and had time at National Two South side Redruth on dual registration.

He will be joined by another former Pirate, George Collinette, who failed to make a first-team appearance in two years at the Mennaye, spending last season on loan at Launceston.

"It's great to have him back," said Reynolds of the back-row.

"He's gained a lot of experience in the last two years and we'll see how he fares in the Guernsey side this year."

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