With Alex Everett leaving the club to concentrate on his Masters degree studies and rugby at Cardiff University, Newport have snapped up a very able replacement in back row forward Chris Williams who makes the move the other way.
Chris is a very capable forward who has captained the Cardiff University team during what has been another successful season for them and would appear to be a ready made replacement to fill the large gap left by Alex's departure.
Forwards coach Ty Morris praised Chris by saying, 'Chris has played a big part in the Cardiff University success this season as captain. When featuring for Newport on permit he showed glimpses of what he is capable of with his talent and gives us options at 6 & 8. He has a very high work rate, good ball handling skills and what stood out most for me was his rugby intelligence. I'm looking to Chris to provide the team with leadership qualities next season.