DEVONPORT Services have strengthened their back options further with the signing of speedy winger Matt Neyle-Opie from Plymstock Albion Oaks.
The former Devon Under-20 100m champion has been a regular try scorer in the Cornwall/Devon League for Oaks, but is now keen to see if he can make it at a higher level.
The 21-year-old, who has been at Oaks since a junior, joins fellow backs Luke Kenny and Keir Murphy in moving to Services following their promotion to South West One.
Services are delighted that Neyle-Opie wants to join them and try and take his career further.
“I know him well from when I was at Oaks for two years,” said West. “When I was there we built our game-plan around him quite a lot.
“He is quick – he used to run for Devon – and I think he will suit our game-plan really well. We want to play a nice wide game and I think that will suit him down to a T.”
West added: “Last year he played a lot at 12 for Plymstock, which is a bonus for us really as it’s given him a bit more experience in the backline and probably helped out his defence and hands a bit, but he’s still got that natural pace and finishing ability.
“I think he’s looking forward to testing himself at a higher standard. It will be good to have him on board.”