Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bliss Leaves Ealing & Wasps, PRO Rugby Contract Coming

When PRO Rugby was announced it was assumed that the league would be a landing spot for some young capped or U.S.-eligible players looking to get more time than they would in Europe and catch the eye of selectors. Now it looks like the league is close to landing their first player of that mold in Tom Bliss. We have been able to confirm with a source in PRO Rugby that the league is planning on offering Bliss a contract. Additionally, judging by what Bliss's former club Ealing says that move is all but certain. According to the Ealing website Bliss is no longer with the club having joined up with the Eagles Americas Rugby Championship side and then on to PRO Rugby.

Bliss is a young scrumhalf who was on loan to Ealing from the Wasps system. Previously he attended Loughborough University and saw reserve time with London Irish. He saw semi-sporadic time with Wasps, particularly in the LV= Cup, as well as semi-sporadic time with Ealing. He did feature fairly heavily in the 'A' League. He was a standout for the All-Americans at the 2013 Junior World Championship. Whoever lands Bliss is going to get a scrumhalf that has a great shot at the permanent #9 jersey for the Eagles and a player that should be a starter for years.

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