Doncaster Knights sign Coventry winger Will Hurrell

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Clive Griffiths feels as though he has added something different to the Knights squad after unveiling his second new signing.

The Knights have snapped up winger Will Hurrell from National One outfit Coventry and Griffiths was quick to laud the 25-year-old’s versatility.

“Will has the ability to double up in the centres so will be a welcome addition to our squad in terms of versatility,” Griffiths said.

“He brings something a little different to our game plan and I look forward to welcoming him into the family.

“Will is a blockbusting, powerful winger.

“Our supporters may remember him playing for Coventry, he scored against us in the crucial game at Butts Park at the end of last season.”

Hurrell studied for a mathematics degree at Aston University while playing for Coventry for two seasons.

He rose through the ranks at Leicester Tigers, from whom he joined the Knights on loan.

And after leaving Welford Road, he joined London Welsh for the Championship-winning 2011/12 season.

Hurrell also spent a season with Rotherham Titans before joining Coventry where he started all but one game last season and scored 11 tries.

His strong form in the Midlands landed him a call up to the England Counties squad, adding to his previous England U20 caps for the IRB Junior World Championships.