RUGBY LEAGUE: Slade-Jones and Benson are out to make mark

8:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

OXFORD Rugby League have unveiled new signings Mike Benson and Rhydian Slade-Jones.

Back-row forward Benson , who is no relation to head coach Tony Benson, and full back Slade Jones join in the same week that prop Dave Ellison re-signed for Kingstone Press Championship One side Oxford.

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Mike Benson

Benson, 33, can also plays at centre and has represented Scotland A and Scotland nines.

He said: “I’m coming pretty late to the pro game so my ambition is firstly to secure a place in the side and secondly to contribute to a team challenging for promotion.”

Slade-Jones, 28, has played for the Army and joins after impressing in a trial.

He said: “This is the first rugby league team I have been involved in outside of the military and I’m excited about the prospect of playing for Oxford.”

Ellison, who made ten appearances for Oxford last season, turned down other offers to stay at the club, who play at Iffley Road.

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Dave Ellison

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