NEW French signing Gregory Sebastien is hoping he can help Plymouth Albion build something special after joining the club from Lyon.
Sebastien has arrived at Brickfields this week after impressing director of rugby Graham Dawe during a week’s trial this summer.
The 22-year-old said just a few days was long enough to realise Plymouth was the place he wanted to be.
“I came here in July for one week’s training and during that week I got to appreciate the club and the city,” he said.
“I really liked the people’s mentality and the environment in the club.
“I really want to help the club try and build something.”
He added: “It was quite hard to leave my family, but it’s a good thing for me to be here. I am really happy to be here.
“I have come here to try and improve my skills and to have a rugby adventure. I want to try English rugby.”
Sebastien, who can play either six or seven, was unable to join Albion for the start of the season as he had commitments in France.
Although he has been following a training programme back at home, he knows he faces a tough challenge to force his way into an Albion side that has made an encouraging start to life in National One.
“I missed pre-season so I am going to have to train really hard to get to the level of the team,” said Sebastien, who is is the first French player since Nic Sestaret to play for the club.