Nottingham Rugby is delighted to welcome centres Mat Clark and Harry Strong to Neil Fowkes’ squad for next season.

Joining from Doncaster Knights and Exeter Chiefs respectively, they will be joined by Will Millett, Luke Peters and NTU student player Matt Riddington, who have committed themselves to the club for another season.

Harry Strong of Exeter Chiefs takes on Mason Tonks of Worcester Warriors – Mandatory by-line: Robbie Stephenson/JMP – 27/07/2018 – RUGBY – Franklin’s Gardens – Northampton, England – Exeter Chiefs 7s v Worcester Warriors 7s – Premiership Rugby 7s

Mat, 29, is an experienced centre who has made more than 100 appearances for the Knights since he joined in 2013 from Yorkshire Carnegie. He said: “I am really pleased to be joining Nottingham, the culture of the club and the atmosphere among the team is something that drew me towards them and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in a playing some good rugby.”

Harry is a product of the Exeter Academy who spent this season as a dual-registered player with Cornish Pirates. He said: “When I spoke to Neil about the team the club sounded like a great place to be. I’m really looking forward to playing for Nottingham and can’t wait to get started.”

Head Coach Neil Fowkes said: “We’ve got some incredible options at centre next year, Luke and Will have been fantastic and it’s great that to welcome Mat and Harry to the squad to provide competition in the position for next season.

“Matt Riddington was very unlucky to pick up an injury at the start of the year that has left him out of contention both for NTU and for the Green and Whites.

“Having a balance between Mat Clark’s experience with our young centres is going to be excellent for the younger players’ development and Harry has the quality to perform well at Championship level.”