Towering ACT lock Dave McKern has signed with Jersey in the English Championship on an 18 month deal.
Hailing from Armidale in country New South Wales, Dave made the move to Canberra after school to pursue his rugby ambitions where he went on to join Wests Lions and then earn rep honours with the UC Vikings and Brumbies A sides.
The opportunity to join Jersey came at short notice for Dave with one of their starting locks going down to a long term injury. Speaking on the signing, Dave said “Obviously it’s unfortunate for Jersey in that it’s a shame to see one of the guys suffer a bad injury but i’m over the moon to be given the opportunity and will do what i can to help the team out. It has always been something I’ve wanted to do, play in England and I’ve heard great things about the English Championship so I can’t wait to get over there and give it a good nudge.”