Ashley named new skipper

ASHLEY Russell will be Weston Rugby Club's skipper for the coming season.

ASHLEY Russell will be Weston Rugby Club's skipper for the coming season.

Russell (26) started his rugby career in the club's Under-9s Mini squad and proceeded through the age groups before making his first team debut against Redruth in December 2002.

Educated at Priory and Churchill Schools, lock Russell, who has scored 17 tries in 165 appearances, takes over from hooker David Burge, who has led the club for the past three seasons.

Hookers Tom Wheatley and Grahame Hill will continue as captains of the United and Athletic respectively and will be assisted by team managers Jon Richardson and Wally Bingham.


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