Burch earns Oxford deal

James Gordon

Oxford have handed a deal to full-back Ian Burch who impressed during a recent trial at the club.

Burch, 25, has previously played rugby union for Bracknell and Old Patesians, and can also play at centre or on the wing.

Head Coach Tony Benson said: “Ian was the stand out at the trials, he is extremely elusive and has excellent agility. He is not the biggest but certainly one of the strongest and is an excellent passer of the ball.”