HEREFORD Rugby Club have bolstered their squad with the arrival of USA Under-20 international James Gannon.

Gannon hails from Chicago, Illinois, and plays his domestic rugby with South Side Irish.

He is awaiting international clearance before Hereford can register him to play in Midlands One West this season.

Hereford spokesman Rob Davies said: “James expects to play a full season with us.

“He has an Irish qualification through his grandparents and still has relations in Ireland. He would like to stay and study.”