Andy Slater has joined existing New Plymouth Old Boys coach Kelvin McDowell for the 2020 campaign. Despite missing out on last year’s finals, the side has picked up several players including former Taranaki player Codey Rei who has returned from a stint in Japan.
Taranaki players Daniel Waite and Brayton Northcott-Hill will return from injury in the early rounds of club footy to strengthen the backline . While Caleb ‘Cartman’ Mawson alongside Dean Stewart will return to the squad and will provide plenty of experience in the tight five.
Last years NZ Under 20’s players Kaylum Boshier and Tupou Va’ai will have limited availability during the season dependent on their representative commitments. The remainder of the forward pack will comprise of existing talent of Mitchell O’Neill, Michael Loft and Toby Burkett.
In the backline, Jackson Carrington returns whilst new comer Alex Rowlands joins the club. The rest of the squad remains the same with Adam Smith and Jahmarl Weir to add excitement in the back line. Other new players have come from the Division 1 side.