By Robert Logan
22nd April 2016
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Darlington Mowden Park can confirm that Rob Conquest has joined Coventry Rugby Club for the 2016/17 season.

Having joined the club from Cambridge Rugby Club the second rower has amassed over 50 appearances in his two years at the club, which has also included a call-up to the England Counties squad.

Conquest has also been an integral part of the community team whilst at the Northern Echo Arena.

Anne Rose, Community Manager said: ""Rob has been an integral and valued member of the community team over the past two years.

"He is a popular coach with the local schools who I'm sure will be sad to see him leave. I'd like to thank Rob for his commitment and dedication to community delivery during his time at Mowden Park, it has been a pleasure working with him and I wish him well with his future endeavours. "

Conquest said of his time at Mowden Park: “It has been an amazing two years playing here, I have absolutely loved it, met some great people and some amazing players.

“I've never been involved with a group of players that have got on with each other so well, the bond that the boys have had over the two years I've been here is massive, that's probably going to be my biggest memory of Mowden Park.

“Working as part of the community team has been great, being able to deliver coaching to children and watching them improve is so satisfying as a coach.”

Conquest also spoke of his move to Coventry: “It's a new chapter in my rugby career and I'm very much looking forward to it, there ambitions as a club are very similar to Mowden Park in that in the next few years they want to get promotion into championship. Coventry will be starting next year with a reasonably new team and it will be an exciting time for me to get to know my new team mates and hopefully take all that I've learnt here at Mowden with me to help Coventry progress to the next level.”

And finally he had a message for the Mowden Park supporters: “I'd like to thank everyone for the amazing support that they have given the team and I in the last couple of years, they have really been a 16th man on the field both home and away, especially trips to Plymouth in the pouring rain.

“Personally I'd like to thank all those who have sent their best wishes to me for next year, I'd happily on my return (if selected) share a beer with all of you.”

The club would like to thank Rob for his contribution both on and off the field and wish him all the best for the future.

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