Birmingham Moseley Rugby have benefited from their close relationship with Premiership club Wasps by signing marquee player Ashley Johnson.
Johnson has been one of Wasps stand out players, making 198 appearances for the club over 8 seasons, only missing out on his double century due to the enforced postponement of the season.
We have been able to bring Ashley to @MoseleyRugbyFC in part through the generosity of @Moseleyfans via our fundraising activities https://t.co/qblN5nDcsC Now you have the opportunity to sponsor Ashley for the season. Great corporate exposure and benefits https://t.co/xTzDnmtBWf pic.twitter.com/vM8GLWuFd5— B’ham Moseley Rugby (@MoseleyRugbyFC) July 2, 2020
““I’m really looking forward to start my coaching career at such a historic club. And to be able to still play while getting the opportunity to learn from Adam (Balding) and Glacks (Pete Glackin) was the perfect fit for me.”
He was being pursued by a number of high profile clubs, in South Africa and the English Premiership, and we are delighted that he has decided to stay in the Midlands and be influential in helping the club achieve its ambitious plans for the future.
Johnson will be joining Birmingham Moseley as a player coach. Coaching is not new to him as he has spent a lot of time with junior clubs in the local area particularly with Broadstreet where he linked up with his fellow countryman and recent Birmingham Moseley player Cliffie Hodgson.
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UPDATED | British & Irish Lions predicted 2021 starting XV, according to the bookies
Fullback: LIAM WILLIAMS (Wales 4/7)
Other contenders: Stuart Hogg (Scotland 4/6), Jordan Larmour (Ireland EVS), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales 5/1), George Furbank (England 7/2)
Left wing: JONNY MAY (England 1/25)
Other contenders: Jacob Stockdale (Ireland 1/3), Adam Radwan (England 40/1), Jack Nowell (England 11/4), Louis Rees-Zammit (Wales 13/8)
Outside-centre: JONATHAN DAVIES (Wales 1/3)
Other contenders: Henry Slade (England 5/6), Garry Ringshow (Ireland 4/6), Jonathan Joseph (England 13/8), Chris Harris (Scotland 20/1), Huw Jones (Scotland 6/1)
Inside-centre: MANU TUILAGI (England 1/3)
Other contenders: Robbie Henshaw (Ireland 5/6), Hadleigh Parkes (Wales 5/4), Sam Johnson (Scotland 9/2)
Right wing: JOSH ADAMS (Wales 1/18)
Other contenders: Anthony Watson (England 4/6), George North (Wales 2/1), Elliot Daly (England 10/11), Joe Cokanasiga (England 3/1), Keith Earls (Ireland 9/2)