Huddersfield Rugby Union Club have snapped up two very promising young players for the National II North campaign.

With squad reshaping already well under way at Lockwood Park, head coach Gareth Lewis has now moved to bring in a couple of backs from he county Under 20 scene.

Scrum half Spencer Cope joins Field after touring Romania with the England Counties Under 20 side.

The former Kirkham Grammar student impressed as the Cheshire Under 20 scrum half to earn his place and is now looking to push for a starting place at Field, who finished fourth in National II North last sason.

Also signing is Harris Morris, who can play full-back or wing.

He is a Lancashire Under 20 outside back who has been playing at Old Brodleians, having come through the Myerscough College rugby programme.

Lewis is delighted with the latest arrivals.

“It’s fantastic that we are attracting quality young players of this calibre,” said Lewis, who has signed up himself for the next two seasons.

“Both lads had good campaigns in the 20s programme and Spencer, in particular, was rewarded with a tour to Romania with England Counties Under 20s.

“They are both ambitious to improve and push for starting positions in our team.”

Field have lost prop Harry Whitfield to Rotherham Titans and experienced fly half Chris Johnson, who has returned to Sale, but several players have either re-signed or joined.

Returning to the club are Yorkshire tight head prop Loz Sanderson and back rower Harvey Keighley-Payne.

South African tight head Josh Crickmay arrives at Lockwood Park along with fly half Cail Cookland, while lock Tor Borrowdale continues his dual registration from Yorkshire Carnegie.

Full back Lewis Workman has re-signed for the campaign, which kicks off against Hull at home on September 7.

Field have a friendly at home to Lymm on Saturday, August 17, and travel the following Saturday to Hull Ionians. There is then a two-week gap to the opening league game.

Huddersfield’s first away trip is to Otley on September 14, with the second home fixture against Sedgley Park on september 21.

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