Scarborough RUFC’s new Kiwi prop Jesse Macdonald is looking to make an immediate impact as he makes his debut at Yarnbury on Saturday.
Macdonald arrived in the country on Saturday and was at Silver Royd to watch Scarborough ease to a 35-5 win over Wath.
The 23-year-old prop liked what he saw and can’t wait to get a shirt on and get out on the pitch.
Macdonald, who has been playing for Sunnybank Dragons in Brisbane, Australia, said: “I liked what I saw on Saturday.
“The game seemed to be played at a good pace and it was great to see that the club have a few guys who have come through the ranks.
“I can’t wait to get a Scarborough shirt on now and help out the team on Saturday.
“It’ll be weird as it’s the first time I’ve worn a different shirt since the age of 16, but I can’t wait to get out there.
“When the prop (Paul Taylor) went down on Saturday I was actually looking to see what size boots he wore to maybe start a bit earlier than I thought, but I’m ready and raring to go.
“It’s a huge leap for me but I can’t wait to get the boots on and get playing now I’m here.”
Coach Lee Douglas is delighted with Jesse’s arrival and is expecting good competition for places within the squad going foward.
He said: “We not in the business of bringing people over to just have a jolly.
“We want people to come over here and do a job for the team and I’m sure Jesse’s up for it. He’s excited and we’re excited and we’re looking forward to getting him out there on the park and seeing what he can do.”