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Jim Riley wins first North Walsham player of the month award of the season

PUBLISHED: 08:53 05 October 2017

Jim Riley has made a big impact at North Walsham since his switch from Holt during the summer. Picture: Hywel Jones

Jim Riley has made a big impact at North Walsham since his switch from Holt during the summer. Picture: Hywel Jones

Chasing Rainbows

Newcomer Jim Riley, scorer of five tries in as many games, is this season’s first North Walsham Chalk Hill Brewery player-of-the-month.

Head of rugby James Brooks said of the winger: “Jim made a positive impact immediately, really owning the shirt with his decisive running and outstanding defence.

“He has a great attitude and is a real team player.”

The 27-year-old, who has his own agricultural business, was at Scottow as a junior but then drifted out of the game before joining neighbours Holt. He was there for five years, the last as captain, and was a key figure in their rise to London 2NE before moving to the Vikings in the summer following their relegation.

“I had a great time at Holt but wanted to play at the highest level I can locally,” he said. “I’m enjoying the higher intensity and skill levels in this league, the squad are a great bunch and my own game is benefiting from James’ coaching.”


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