The new Greene King IPA Championship season starts
in earnest this coming Saturday and Nottingham Rugby's new hooker,
Jon Vickers, has said he can't wait for the action to get
Vickers could be in line for his competitive debut against Leeds
Carnegie on Saturday after joining from Plymouth Albion in the
With pre-season preparations all but over, Vickers is ready to
get the season off to a flyer at the inaugural Greene King IPA Big
He said: "It's been a long time now and the boys are really
eager to get out and play our first competitive game.
"It's been a really long pre-season, and, as a squad, we've been
getting our principles in place and working hard on being a fit
team that works for each other.
"All the players are ready to go hammer and tongs when match day
The former Plymouth man expects Leeds to pose a difficult test
as the two sides meet at Doncaster's Castle Park on Saturday 14
"It's going to be a tough start because Leeds are a quality side
and a very professional outfit, but we feel more than ready
following our meticulous preparations throughout pre-season."