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Jake Lloyd Signs New Contract For 2023

November 17, 2022

Jake Lloyd has signed a new contract with Cornwall RLFC – Patrick Tod

Cornwall RLFC are delighted to announce that Jake Lloyd has agreed a new contract for the 2023 Betfred League 1 season.

The 25-year-old former Leigh Miner Rangers amateur started last term in fine form and in his and Cornwall’s third professional outing, scored a fine individual try in the 52-16 Easter Saturday reverse at Doncaster.

Lloyd was then dealt a blow in just the eighth game of the season at home to West Wales Raiders when he suffered a suspected dislocated elbow. This ruled the Carlyon Bay based forward out until the final few weeks of the season.

After being initially named on the bench for the final home match against Oldham, an eleventh hour injury to Josh Hartshorne forced a reshuffle and Lloyd was thrust into the fray at loose forward.

Showing no ill-effects from his three month spell on the sidelines, Lloyd was voted supporters’ man of the match in a stellar comeback showing. He then finished the season with an 80 minute stint at hooker in the reverse at Midlands Hurricanes. 

After battling back from an elbow injury, Lloyd finished 2022 strongly – Patrick Tod

“We are delighted that Jake will be back with the club next season,” club general manager John Beach told cornwallrlfc.co.uk.

“Jake was one of our stand-out players during our early season games only to be struck down by a nasty elbow injury which halted his progress as our first choice hooker.

“But he battled back to full fitness with real determination and gusto to finish the season on a positive note with two outstanding performance at home to Oldham and away to Midlands.

“Certainly in the game against Oldham, we saw the evidence that Jake is equally at home as a middle and his versatility to play either hooker or loose forward makes him integral for the 2023 season.

“We will all be keeping our collective fingers crossed that Jake stays injury free and with a full pre-season behind him, we expect Jake to take League 1 by storm next year.”