Joe Newman, 22, is a strapping outside-centre and vice-captain of the side. The son of the chairman, he started at the club as a mini. At 6ft 1in and 13st 13lb, he was a back-row until four years ago but switched position because Kettering had strength in that area. "I used to be quite fat but when I left school I decided to do something about it" he says. He works for an engineering company and does four gym sessions a week in addition to his twice-weekly sessions at the club.