Rising star Holloway praised by Scarborough RUFC coach Smith

Scarborough RUFC coach Simon Smith
Scarborough RUFC coach Simon Smith

Scarborough RUFC young gun Jonty Holloway continued his remarkable start to the new Yorkshire One season on Saturday.

The 17-year-old winger has powered his way over for five tries in just two games, helping the Silver Royd club to consecutive victories against Keighley and Wheatley Hills.

This revelation has delighted new head coach Simon Smith, though he puts much of it down to the hard work shown by the top prospects at the club.

Smith joked: “Matty Young was our top try-scorer last season, he’s wondering if he has picked the wrong wing.

“Jonty is a young lad finding his way in the game.

“He scored a couple on Saturday and could have scored another, but you can’t be too critical, he’s only 17.

“Jonty has worked unbelievably hard over the summer, coming up to the gym at Silver Royd every day to maximise his potential.

“At his age it is a bit easier because he has no major responsibilities, but he has still got to want to do it. He’s a bright lad, which makes him coachable and he’s prepared to put in the hard graft, which is the perfect combination.

“It isn’t only about one man though, and I’m sure Jonty will praise the guys who are doing the hard work in setting up his tries.”

Holloway is one of a number of youthful Scarborough players that have dug in and impressed Smith over the summer months.

He added: “You have Jonty, Drew Govier, Euan Govier, Ben Martin, Will Leah, Aaron Wilson and a number of others that have all put tremendous amounts of effort over the summer.

“All our players have gym memberships at Barons, but it is great to see these lads going the extra mile to progress in the game.”