Harry Hone (27) is to be the new captain of Cinderford RFC. After joining Cinderford from Birmingham Moseley in the summer of 2017 Hone has now completed three seasons with the Foresters. In this time he has made 75 appearances and scored an impressive 40 tries whilst establishing himself as one of the very best number 8’s in National One. Hone played all of his junior rugby for Avonmouth Old Boys (in Bristol) and began his adult rugby with the club before joining Birmingham Moseley in 2015. Hone has represented the Gloucestershire senior team (as his father Wayne did previously) on numerous occasions and has toured twice with England Counties in 2018 (Romania) and 2019 (Georgia).

Cinderford RFC Director of Rugby Paul Morris stated “Harry has all the qualities necessary to be a popular and successful captain of a Cinderford. He is a superb player. Admired by his fellow players and our supporters alike. Captaincy is not easy but Harry will grow into the role and being captain will, we believe, enhance his own game further. His inherent attitude, drive and desire not to lose are qualities the management group depend upon and we will support him in bringing out the best of a talented squad of players. He is a great choice to be the new captain of Cinderford RFC. He will be supported by a new vice-captain to be announced in due course.”

Hone said “ I am honoured to be asked to captain a club I have grown to love over the last 3 seasons. I will give it my very best and try to be the best player and leader that the club deserves. I also want to pay tribute to George Porter who has been a fantastic captain. I am delighted I have his support and can still count on him as an important member of our playing group. I, like all the squad, am excited by the prospect of the 2020-21 season and can’t wait for it to start.”