Former Cal captain Eric Fry is named on the subs bench for the London Scottish as they take on the Doncaster Knights in RFU Championship league action Friday.
Should he take the field, the USA prop forward will play in his first league game for his new club.
“Things are well here,” said Fry, who has found a place to live, sharing a place with three teammates. “I have been settling in well, and It is great to be back practicing and playing after spending a month trying to sort out my visa in New York.”
The former Jesuit of Sacramento and Cal star, who spent a season playing in New Zealand, has arrived just in time for a chilly British winter.
“This level of cold and the snow is completely new to me, but I'm really enjoying it,” he said.
The key for Fry, who spent most of his college career as a flanker and lock, is to continue to work on his tight play.
“I have been working on learning the new team patterns and systems, and as always I have been working on my scrimmaging,” he told RUGBYMag.com. “It was great breaking the rust off and getting my first minutes a week-and-a-half ago.”
Those precious game minutes will be important for Fry if he wants to extend his time in Richmond. His contract with London Scottish runs through the end of the season, but Fry said he wants to stay longer – it all depends on how he plays from now on.