Nottingham Rugby has secured the services of Toby
Freeman for next season after he signed a new deal with the
Freeman, 26, arrived at Meadow Lane in January from Rotherham
and has made a big impact at the club, on and off the pitch since
he arrived. He has quickly become a fan's favourite and is
popular with his team mates too.
Commenting on the new deal Freeman said, "It's a really good
feeling to have signed a new deal with the club. It was a
lucky break that I got to come here in the first place and its felt
right ever since I arrived.
"It wasn't a difficult decision to sign. The club has got
ambition and a good set up, there is a great bunch of lads at the
club and I've got a lot of time for the coaching team. The
club plays a brand of rugby that really suits my game and I enjoy
it every time I go on the field. Given all of that it would
have been stupid to move on and I'm really looking forward to the
Nottingham Head Coach Martin Haag said, "I'm very happy that
Toby will be joining us on a permanent deal next season. We
spoke to him at the end of last season but at that time we weren't
able to sort a deal out. We obviously ended up with an
opportunity for him to come in back in January and he's done
fantastically well since he joined us.
"Toby is an excellent character to have around the place and he
has integrated seamlessly with the squad. He's very mobile
and is exceptionally quick for a lineout forward. His
presence bodes well for the culture and ethos we're trying to
develop here. We're aiming to finish this season strongly and
then to start next season with a bang and Toby will be a massive
part of that. It's great news for us."
Freeman's new deal follows the signings of Tongan international
winger Viliame Iongi and promising fly half Dan Mugford.