Nottingham Rugby is pleased to announce that winger Ryan
Hough has signed a new deal with the club as their squad starts to
take shape for next season.
Hough, 22, is another member of the first team squad who has
worked his way through the Green and Whites ranks having earned his
stripes in the Academy. He is also another local lad to make
the grade, having started off at Mansfield RFC.
He has made 32 appearances for Nottingham and has scored seven
tries including a hat trick against Plymouth Albion towards the end
of last season.
Hough said, "I'm very happy to have signed a new contract with
the club as I've really enjoyed this year, even if results haven't
been as good as we would've liked. I'm looking forward to
next year to see if we can progress and build on the foundations
we've put in place.
"I really enjoy being part of the squad as the lads are a good
bunch and I enjoy working with the coaches. The coaches know
what they're doing and I like the direction that they want to take
the club in.
"The signings the club have made ahead of next season are
exciting, especially for me as a winger. The new 10 (Dan
Mugford) should get the backline going and we've signed an
international winger (Viliame Iongi) so hopefully I'll be able to
learn a lot from him to improve my own game."
Nottingham Head Coach Martin Haag commented, "I'm very happy
that Ryan is remaining with us for next season. Similarly to
Tom Calladine, Ryan has come through the ranks to make his mark and
is another local lad at the core of the squad.
"Ryan is a player who is developing all the time and is an
excellent member of the group. He is a good trainer and has
put in a quality showing so far in his career. The next step
for him is to develop consistency in his performances, but with his
attitude and some more experience I've no doubt that will
come. I expect to see him forging ahead and making a big
impact next season."