Worthing Raiders add Cornish lock Elliott Worrall to their ranks ahead of the 2017-18 season. Elliott was brought to the coaches attention by captain Liam Perkins following his performances for Hampshire and made quite an impression. The 6’3 lock helped Hampshire lift the County Championship Shield in 2016.
Assistant Coach Ben Coulson added “When Liam suggested we check Elliott out, you trust the instincts of your players so we went along to a couple of games and we were impressed by what we saw. Elliott brings physicality and size to the pack which is something we have been looking to add to our squad going into the new season. We’re looking forward to seeing him run out at Roundstone Lane”
Name: Elliott Worrall
Previous Clubs: Saltash RFC, Devonport Services RFC, Launceston RFC, Ivybridge RFC, Portsmouth RFC
Honours: Cornwall U15, U18 and U20. South West England Rugby Academy. Hampshire County
1. What attracted you to come and play for Worthing?
Worthing Raiders are the closest national league rugby union team near Hampshire and I heard good things about the club and the fantastic atmosphere on game days. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and getting the season underway.
2. Do you play any other sports other than Rugby?
I love cricket which I used to play back home in Cornwall. I’ve heard the club president is a huge cricket fan so I’m looking forward to sharing some stories with him at the bar after games.
3. Who’s your sporting hero and why?
Lawrence Dallaglio. He is a World Cup winner and after reading his autobiography when I had just started playing rugby, that really inspired me to push myself
4. What’s your greatest rugby achievement?
I’d have to say winning the U18 RBS Daily Mail Cup with Truro College in 2009 but also winning the County Championship Shield with Hampshire in 2016.
5. When did you start playing rugby and who for?
I started playing rugby at the age of 14 for Saltash RFC in Cornwall. I’ve been in love with the game ever since.