Moseley have bolstered their improving pack by signing rising second-row star Ally Muldowney from Stourbridge on a twelve-month contract.
The 24-year-old has spent the last three years at Stourton Park after initially joining from his hometown club Stafford and established a reputation as an athletic and powerful lock.
He makes the short trip to Billesley Common where he will compete with Paul Arnold, Richard Stott and current Canada international Ollie Atkinson for a place in Ian Smith’s team.
“He is a proven performer in National Two,” Smith said. “We have watched Stourbridge a couple of times this year and he was one of the ones who attracted our attention. All the information we had about him was positive.”
But Smith also warned the 6ft 5in, 18st forward that life in the First Division would be considerably harder than what he is used to:
“He can certainly play, he has got some good touches, but he is entering a new and harsh environment - it’s going to be tough for him to step up. But if I didn’t think he could do it we would not have taken him.”
Muldowney is the fourth player to join Moseley this summer and follows prop George Davis, centre Andy Reay and fly half Richard Vasey to the club with tighthead Terry Sigley another target if he cannot agree terms with Premiership side Sale Sharks.
Smith revealed there would be others to come, saying: “There are definitely at least two more in the pipeline.
“We’ve got a couple down at training to see if there’s a good fit and we’ll see what develops from there.”