Who's who in the Peterborough Lions squad

Peterborough Lions have recruited strongly during the summer ahead of their first ever season in the National League.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 10:29 am
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:17 pm
Tom Lewis drives forward for the Lions in last weekend's game against Welsh champions Merthyr. Picture: Mick Sutterby

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.

Here’s the 2018-2019 playing squad:

SIMON MOYLE

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

(director of rugby)

Age: 49

Previous clubs: Camborne, Redruth, Cornish Pirates.

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

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

VILIAMI MA’ASI

(player/coach)

Age: 43

Position: Back row/hooker

Lions head coach Vili Ma'asi.

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).