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Freeman Signs for Nottingham

Nottingham Rugby is pleased to announce the signing of Toby Freeman from Rotherham Titans on a contract until the end of the season.

Freeman WebFreeman, who is comfortable in the back row or second row, has joined the Green and Whites as they look to bolster an area of the squad where they are low on numbers.

Nottingham Head Coach Martin Haag said, "Toby was someone that we looked at around the end of last season.  He was up at Rotherham and wasn't getting much game time so for us to bring someone fresh in, who wants to come and join us, is fantastic and I thought his performance the other day against Bedford was encouraging.  He showed very good physicality, very good work rate; good energy and he lifted a lot of the lads so I was very pleased with his first outing."

Freeman who measures in at 197cm tall and 112kg, counts Exeter Chiefs and Ampo Ordizia amongst his previous clubs.

He said, "I was frustrated with the amount of game time I was getting up at Rotherham.  I'd spoken to Martin a couple of times during the season and it got to the point where I just asked him if he needed any players and if there was an opportunity to get some game time, so I came down here last week and got in the mix against Bedford.

"It could have been snowing, it could have been hailing; I was just happy to get on the field, happy to get to run around and get to put some hits in.  It went well and although we didn't get the win, we came away with the losing bonus point and I was personally happy with my performance.

"One performance isn't enough, so hopefully I can build on that for the remainder of the season.  I just want to keep myself in the mix and keep playing good rugby.  That's the whole reason I've come down here, I just want to be playing rugby and I also want to be involved with good coaches, and I've very much got the impression we have them here after just a week.

"Having Martin around is perfect for me.  He's played the position, he knows the ins and outs of it and he's hopefully going to help me push on.

"It's always pretty hard when you rock up as the new guy but the lads have been good.  It's like going to your first day of school, only you're a little bit older!  I'm really enjoying my time, and even though I've only been here a week, it's probably the most I've enjoyed a rugby week in quite a long time, so hopefully that will keep going."

Nottingham returns to action at Meadow Lane on Friday (31st January) evening as London Scottish come to town.  Tickets are available by calling the office on 0115 9070070.


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