Who’s who in the Peterborough Lions squad

Tom Lewis drives forward for the Lions in last weekend's game against Welsh champions Merthyr. Picture: Mick Sutterby
Tom Lewis drives forward for the Lions in last weekend's game against Welsh champions Merthyr. Picture: Mick Sutterby
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Peterborough Lions have recruited strongly during the summer ahead of their first ever season in the National League.

They begin their National League Division Two North campaign tomorrow (September 1) with a home game against Wharfedale (3pm) and will field a new-look starting XV.

Rory White attacks for the Lions in last weekend's game against Welsh champions Merthyr. Picture: Mick Sutterby

Rory White attacks for the Lions in last weekend's game against Welsh champions Merthyr. Picture: Mick Sutterby

Here’s the 2018-2019 playing squad:

SIMON MOYLE

(director of rugby)

Age: 49

Dean Elmore in possession  for the Lions in last weekend's game against Welsh champions Merthyr. Picture: Mick Sutterby

Dean Elmore in possession for the Lions in last weekend's game against Welsh champions Merthyr. Picture: Mick Sutterby

Previous clubs: Camborne, Redruth, Cornish Pirates.

Representative honours: Cornwall, South West Under 19s and Under 21s.

VILIAMI MA’ASI

(player/coach)

Lions head coach Vili Ma'asi.

Lions head coach Vili Ma'asi.

Age: 43

Position: Back row/hooker

Previous clubs: Cornish Pirates, Leeds Carnegie, London Welsh, Ampthill.

Rep honours: Tonga (49 caps).

JONATHAN HILL

(backs coach)

Age: 35

Position: Centre

Previous clubs: Cardiff, Pontypool.

Rep honours: Ireland U18s and U21s.

ESSAD ALZUBEIDI

Age: 23

Position: Wing

Previous Clubs: Hemel Stags (RL), London Broncos Academy (RL).

MARIUS ANDRIJAUSKAS

Age: 38

Position: Second row

Previous Clubs: RFC Vairas, Peterborough, Shelford.

Rep honours: Lithuania, East Midlands.

JACK ASKHAM

Age: 22

Position: Hooker

Previous clubs: Ampthill, Cambridge.

Rep honours: East Midlands.

ALLEN CARR

Age: 23

Position: Hooker/back row

Previous clubs: Huddersfield.

JAKE CARTER

Age: 20

Position: Number eight

Previous Clubs: Sheffield Tigers, Northampton Saints Academy.

CHRIS CUTTS

Age: 31

Position: Prop

Previous clubs: Rotherham, Cambridge, Shelford.

Rep honours: North of England.

NICO DEFEO

Age: 22

Position: Centre

Previous clubs: Northampton Saints Academy, Bedford Blues Academy, Plouzane (France), Cambridge.

Rep honours: Italy Under 20s, East Midlands, Eastern Counties.

TOM DOUGHERTY

Age: 30

Position: Scrum-half

Previous clubs: Cambridge, Bishops Stortford.

Rep honours: Irish Exiles, Durham, East Midlands.

DEAN ELMORE

Age: 21

Position: Back row

Previous clubs: Peterborough.

Rep honours: East Midlands U20s.

CHRISTIAN EDBROOKE

Age: 21

Position: Back row

Previous clubs: Sidmouth.

Rep honours: Devon Under 16s and Under 20s, East Midlands Under 20s.

CONOR GRACEY

Age: 23

Position: Back row

Previous clubs: Cambridge, Loughborough Students.

Rep honours: Eastern Counties, East Midlands, Irish Exiles Under 20s.

TOM GULLAND

Age: 23

Position: Back row

Previous clubs: Blaydon.

KAZ HENDERSON

Age: 25

Position: Wing

Previous clubs: Peterborough.

ASHLEY HILL

Age: 25

Position: Wing

Previous clubs: Stamford.

ALEX IOANNOU

Age: 29

Position: Prop

Previous clubs: Spalding, Sleaford.

Rep honours: Cyprus.

AKI LEA

Age: 39

Position: Number 8.

Previous clubs: Shelford.

Rep honours: Manwatu (NZ).

JOE LEE

Age: 22

Position: Prop

Previous clubs: None.

JACK LEWIS

Age: 28

Position: Hooker

Previous clubs: Thorney.

TOM LEWIS

Age: 24

Position: Back row

Previous clubs: Thorney.

Rep honours: East Midlands.

SUVA MA’ASI

Age: 20

Position: Centre/hooker

Previous clubs: Northampton Saints Academy, Leeds Carnegie Academy, Northumberland University.

Rep honours: England Under 16s.

DAN MALEM

Age: 25

Position: Full-back

Previous clubs: Lawrence RFC (New Zealand), Huntingdon.

SHAQUILLE MEYERS

Age: 24

Position: Centre/full-back

Previous clubs: Bedford Blues, Ampthill, Bury St Edmunds.

Rep honours: Eastern Counties, England Counties Under 20s.

WILL MOORE

Age: 22

Position: Wing/full-back

Previous clubs: None.

WILL NANKIVELL

Age: 25

Position: Back row

Previous clubs: Sudbury, Ampthill.

Rep honours: Eastern Counties, East Midlands.

FRANCO PERTICARO

Age: 26

Position: Scrum-half

Previous clubs: Club San Fernando (Argentina).

CHARLEY ROBINSON

Age: 21

Position: Hooker

Previous clubs: Birmingham Bees, Bedford Blues, Coventry.

Rep honours: England Under 16s.

JOSH WALLER

Age: 22

Position: Prop

Previous clubs: Bedford Blues Academy, Cambridge.

Rep honours: England Counties Under 18s.

RORY WHITE

Age: 27

Position: Centre

Previous clubs: UL Bohemians, Limerick.

Rep honours: Munster A.

BEN YOUNG

Age: 24

Position: Fly-half.

Previous clubs: Towcester, Hemel Stags (RL), VilleFrance (RL).