Plymouth Albion / Rugby

Dawe continues to check out trialists as Albion rebuilding continues

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DIRECTOR of rugby Graham Dawe is continuing to run the rule over a host of trialists as he looks to complete his Plymouth Albion squad.

Dawe has so far confirmed 19 players for Albion’s 2015/16 National One campaign, three of which are dual-registered youngsters from Exeter Chiefs.

Last week the Plymouth boss had a number of players in to have a look at, including former lock Dan Collier and French forward Gregory Sebastien.

This week he is having a look at a number of other prospective signings, including former Cambridge and Shelford fly-half Elliot Bale, who came through Leicester’s academy.

“Elliot has come down for the week,” said Dawe. “He was playing in France last season. He was playing for a level four side but training with a level two club.”

Bale scored more than 250 points for Cambridge in two seasons in National One between 2011 and 2013.

Dawe, meanwhile, is in the process of deciding on the futures of Collier and Sebastien.

He knows all about Collier’s abilities, having previously worked with him for three seasons.

Sebastien, who has come through the ranks at Lyon Olympique Universitaire, was lesser known but he did impress Dawe last week.

“There is a possibility something could happen there,” said Dawe. “He left a good impression and we are still talking. However, he would not be available for the start of the season due to commitments in France.”

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