Jersey sign Leicester Tigers hooker Charlie Clare on loan; Ben Evans leaves by mutual consent

Last Updated: 12/12/12 5:40pm

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Charlie Clare: Has teamed up with Jersey on loan

Charlie Clare: Has teamed up with Jersey on loan

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Leicester Tigers hooker Charlie Clare has agreed to team up with RFU Championship side Jersey on loan.

The 20-year-old has previously had loan stints at Nottingham and Loughborough Students, having first joined the junior ranks at Welford Road in 2008.

"It's great to strengthen our squad with a talented player like Charlie, who I believe is a rugby player on the point of realising his considerable potential," Jersey director of rugby Ben Harvey told the club's official site.

"The club has had an attritional season so far with our fair share of injuries, and there have been occasions when we have been without a specialist hooker on the bench, so an extra option in that department will be a definite asset."

However while Clare has agreed to join the club, player-coach Ben Evans has parted company by mutual consent.

The former Wales prop joined the side in 2011 but shairman Bill Dempsey said: "We regret to announce that Ben Evans is giving up his role as player-coach.

"This decision was reached by mutual consent, after a review in which the challenges of combining the two elements of his role were discussed.

"It was agreed that it would be in the best interests of all parties for Ben to relinquish his position. This will enable him to pursue other career ambitions, while the rugby club regroups and focuses on the second half of a very important season."

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