Moseley have called on English rugby’s First Family to bring more power to their back line.
The Billesley Common outfit have signed former Esher and Doncaster centre Bevon Armitage, brother of London Irish and England stars Steffon and Delon, for the rest of the season.
The 28-year-old joins from French side Nice having moved to the Federale 1 outfit in the summer following two seasons at Castle Park.
Armitage played 51 games scored 12 tries for the Knights while establishing a reputation as a hard-hitting and strong-running midfielder.
That skill-set could not be better for Moseley’s relatively lightweight threequarters who have had problems getting over the gain-line this season.
Which is why Ian Smith is so happy to have brought such a dynamic player on board. “Bevon is a player who brings a strong leadership quality in terms of being a doer,” the head coach said.
“He is tried and tested at this level and whenever we played Doncaster was always a threat. He is just the player we need to ignite some of our back play.
“He is a hard runner and an honest person, which is important as you try to get the right sort of people in your squad.”
Armitage’s ability to play in either centre position is also valuable with Andy Reay struggling for form at No. 12 and Anthony Carter better suited to playing full back.
Moseley expect Armitage to train for the first time on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, which could bring him into the picture for selection for this weekend’s clash with Plymouth Albion.