THE stampede of new talent anxious to join the revitalised New Brighton Rugby Club has continued with the arrival of two more players of proven ability.

Just three weeks after ambitious plans to restore the Club to a position of surrendered prominence within the sport were unveiled, two key signings have been announced.

28-year-old centre Jordan Lomax arrives with a highly impressive pedigree stretching back over a decade and has been joined by 18-year-old fly-half Brendan Costello who is regarded as one of Ireland's most promising youngsters.

Lomax has previously captained Cheshire County and was a part of the Sale Sharks Player Development squad for four years. He has also represented the North of England Under-16s and Under-18s and played at a RFU National Level with Caldy and Birkenhead Park.

Costello has had experience of playing at an elite youth level and has, over the past three years, attended several Irish Rugby Football Union development camps. In August of last year he was selected to play for the Irish Exiles Under-18 side and he is tipped to win his first Ireland Under-18 cap next season.

The arrival of Lomax and Costello comes just days after New Brighton completed the signing of one of union's brightest talents, Matthew Van Sertima.

" When we announced that we intended to revitalise the Club, we made it clear that the only way to achieve our objective was to bring in new players - some players of promise and some players with a proven pedigree," said the man behind the signings, New Brighton’s new Director of Rugby Alastair Saverimutto.

" The three lads we have brought in over the past fortnight will most definitely improve the overall quality of our squad. This isn't the end - more signings will follow in the weeks and months ahead as we build a team which New Brighton can be proud of, " he added.