We won’t block Dean move to National One, vows Williams
A&C second row may return to Richmond after shining on trial, and coach won’t scupper a loan deal
Amersham & Chiltern second row MacLennan returned to the club last week following a trial period with the National One side.
MacLennan may yet return to the south-west London club, and Chiltern head coach Williams would be more than happy to let the talented New Zealander go.
He said: “Dean has been on trial with Richmond and had a run out for their seconds, and it may be that he goes there and we get a loan agreement to play him – we will see.
“He is a big, abrasive ball carrier who could be playing national league rugby, and if that turns out to be the case he will go with my blessing, as that it our ethos.
“He came over from Silverdale in North Harbour, New Zealand, last summer with Zane Turner, and it is a link-up we will hope is fruitful for years to come. Zane is a hooker and more diminutive than Dean, but he has the heart of a lion. They have both been a huge success story for us, and Zane could go on to better things too.”
Chiltern did not have a game last weekend as their county
few cup semi-final against Aylesbury, which was supposed to be played on Friday night under the floodlights, was called off when their opponents could not get a team together.
Aylesbury have therefore been scratched from the competition and Chiltern have been handed a free passage into the final, where they will play Marlow. While a date for this has not yet been set, it could well be another Friday floodlit game.
Before that, Chiltern return to London One North action this Saturday with a derby against Tring, who were relegated alongside them from National Three London & SE last season, kicking off early at 1pm. Tring currently sit second in the table, having won five games out of six.
Williams added: “Tring have started the season well. Not only is it a local derby, both teams know each other’s games inside out from last season, so it will be intense.
“It makes a change from most games we’ve been playing this season, which are entirely new challenges. Tring are stronger than last season, but we know their strengths and weaknesses.”
Dean McLennan in action for A&C