"Premiership ambition" - Ealing sign four players, including England international - Ruck

“Premiership ambition” – Ealing sign four players, including England international

Ambitious Championship club Ealing Trailfinders have confirmed four new additions in the last week with more set to come.

#1. Jordy Reid from Gloucester

The Australian, who quickly became a fan favourite at TFSC, will return to West-London having made 37 appearances in green and white between 2018 and 2020.

Reid, who left the Trailfinders to join Gloucester, hit the ground running with the Cherry & Whites as he made an instant impact during the latter end of the 2019-20 season after COVID-19 delayed the Gallagher Premiership finale that year.

He since went on to make over 50 appearances for the West-Country outfit, becoming hugely popular among the Kingsholm faithful.

On his return to Ealing, Reid said: “I’m really excited to be re-joining Trailfinders ahead of next season.

“I have such great memories from my first stint and I’ve always remained fond of the club and the supporters, so I can’t wait to get back involved!”

Director of Rugby Ben Ward said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring Jordy back to the club after such a successful three years in the Premiership with Gloucester.

“He was such a popular figure within the squad and among the fans when he was with us the first time round, and he’s only improved since then, so we’re looking forward to be welcoming him back to TFSC in June.”

The only change that fans can expect from Reid from his first time at the club is that he now without his signature dreadlocks! Despite not cutting his hair for 13 years, Reid shaved his head following Gloucester’s final league home game, raising over £13,000 in the process for MMD charity 4Ed, in support of his former teammate Ed Slater who is battling the condition.

Jordy Reid of Gloucester Rugby during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Gloucester Rugby and Saracens at Kingsholm Stadium on June 4 2022 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)