Sam Hanks & Loti Molitika Sign For National 1
DoR Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm that Samuel Hanks (Cinderford) and Haloti Molitika (Coventry) have joined the National 1 squad for 2016-17.
Centre Sam 21, 1.83m (6ft), 92kg (14st7lb), was born in Bristol and joins from Cinderford.
Educated at Filton College and capped for England Counties at U20, he was a member of Newcastle Falcons academy where he was dual registered with Blaydon in National 1 for a season before joining Cinderford where he made 74 appearances scoring 19 tries.
Sam is a divisional manager for a recruitment agency specialising in the construction sector.
“I am looking forward to meeting my teammates at Ampthill and working with Paul Turner & the coaching team, both to develop as a player and to help achieve the club’s ambitions and goals.”
Back Row Haloti (Loti) Molitika, 28, 1.88m (6’2”), 110kg (17st4lb), joins his brother Maama at Ampthill.
He was born in Koulo, Ha’Apai and joins from Coventry. Capped for Tonga in the 2008 Junior World Cup he made 11 appearances for Coventry in National 1 scoring 2 tries. His National 2 experience includes appearances for Chinnor, Clifton & Broadstreet.
“I am really happy to join Ampthill, a club which comes highly recommended for both ambition and community values. I look forward to working with the coaching team, improving as a player while contributing in any way I can.”
Head Coach Paul Turner comments “I am delighted to welcome Sam & Loti to Ampthill, Sam offers proven try scoring prowess in mid-field while Loti will add to our back row options with his physicality & ball carrying.”