Joe Bercis & Oris Nawaqalive Sign For National 1
DoR Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm that Joseph Bercis (Moseley) and Oris Nawaqalive (Nottingham) have joined the National 1 squad for 2016-17.
Openside forward Joe (22, 1.83m, 90kg), no stranger to Ampthill supporters, was born in Leamington Spa and re-joins from Moseley.
Capped for Ireland at U18 & U19 he played for Ampthill for two seasons in National 2 scoring 34 tries and recording 54 appearances. Signed to Moseley in the Championship for 2015-16 where he made 11 appearances scoring 1 try he had just established himself in the match day squad when his season ended before Christmas through injury.
Joe is an antique furniture restorer when not training or playing and comments “I’m delighted to be returning to Ampthill and working with Paul Turner again. It’s an exciting time for the club and I hope to contribute to another successful campaign”
Centre Oris Nawaqalive (22, 1.78m, 107kg), was born in Fiji and joins from Nottingham.
Capped for Fiji in the 2014 Junior World Cup he made 10 appearances for Nottingham in the Championship & the British & Irish Cup scoring 2 tries.
Oris comments “I am really happy to join Ampthill, good signings have added to an already strong squad which achieved 4th place in their first season in National 1. I’m happy to be a part of the club moving forward.”
Head Coach Paul Turner comments “I am delighted to welcome Joe & Oris to Ampthill who will strengthen our squad for the forthcoming season.
Oris Nawaqalive joins Ampthill from Nottingham where he impressed over the past two seasons. Fijian born, he is a 13 with a very good skill set which will add quality to our back division.
Back rower Bercis re-joins after a season away with Moseley and is another great addition to our squad. Joe scored 31 tries in 29 games during 2014/15 season, he will add tried and tested quality to our forward pack.”