Scrum halves and back row forwards enjoying the relatively quiet life of Midlands Four West (North) will get a rude awakening next season following the news Samoa international Isaac Feaunati has signed for Veseyans.
The 34-year-old, who has played 13 times for his country including 1999 World Cup, has decided to leave Premiership play-off semi-finalists Bath after five seasons at The Rec dur-ing which time he established a reputation as a dynamic ball-carrying No 8 and a punishing tackler.
Feaunati will take up the post of head of rugby at Bishop Vesey Grammar School and - teaching commitments permitting - will turn out for the Sutton Coldfield-based minnows at the weekend whilst also taking their twice-weekly training sessions.
"It is a major coup for a club of our size, no one can quite believe it," said chairman Jon Ratledge. "He is going to be a very big fish in a very small pool. To have someone of his expe-rience and ability playing in such a crucial position is going to be incredible for us.
"But it will also impact off the pitch too. The profile of the club is going to be lifted by Zak's arrival. We will not only benefit from his experience and coaching but he is also going to attract a lot of new blood."
And far from being a cosmetic appointment, strong relations between the club and the school, means Feaunati is likely to play a big part in Veseyans' 2008-09 campaign.
"He has already said he is looking forward to playing and depending on what's going on at school we hope he'll play at least threequarters of the season.
"There are a few sides in our division that pay players but we know what we are - a junior side. We are not a big club, we don't want to go up to Midlands One and he understands and is happy with that."
Veseyans endured a mixed season, finishing mid-table at level eight having won ten of their 22 league matches but losing 75-0 to champions Old Halesonians along the way, the addition of Feaunati should ensure such results don't happen next season.