The New England Free Jacks signed Jack Reeves through the 2023 Major League Rugby season, on loan from Gloucester Rugby Club. The 21-year-old center (22 in May) is 5’11” and 195lbs.
jack began playing rugby with Dursley Rugby Football Club when he was five years old. He progressed to playing for England U20s in the U20 Six Nations Championship, as well as playing for Gloucester Rugby Academy.
He’s played two English Premiership matches for Gloucester and also has played for Hartpury. The loan to the Free jacks is beneficial for both jack and Gloucester Rugby as he can get some valuable match time in MLR. That was something that he was fighting for back home.
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Full of energy for the new chapter ahead, Reeves is ecstatic and ready to get to work in the new league. “Can’t wait to get started with this exciting group,” Reeves exclaims. “Looking forward to meeting the lads and staff to see what we can achieve in the upcoming season.”
“We are delighted to have Jack join us on loan from Gloucester for the 2022 and 2023 MLR seasons,” mentioned Free Jacks Performance Director, Tom Kindley. “It is a great outcome for both parties whereby Jack gains valuable experience within another competition, and Gloucester retain rights to a talented homegrown player to where he can rejoin the premiership outfit for the other half of the year getting year round development.”
“Jack is a physical, hard-working midfielder with huge upside at only 21 years of age. The England age-grade product will reunite with the familiar face of Harry Barlow in New England, the Harlequins/Gloucester duo formerly lined up in the centers for England U20s against Wales in 2019.”
“Jack will thicken up our backline heading into the 2022 season and we aim to, in turn, add strings to his bow and ensure that Gloucester will receive a better player as a result of his time here at the end of the loan period.”
Although here for a brief period of time, the Gloucester back is ready to make a splash in the MLR. Don’t be surprised to see some big plays from the English center in Veterans Memorial.