PROLIFIC try-scorer Jason Worrall has returned to Chinnor ahead of the new season.

The former South African Under 20 international is back at Kingsey Road after re-joining from Championship side London Scottish.

Worrall ended his last spell at the Thame-based club joint-top of the National League 1 scoring charts, alongside Blackheath's Jake Lloyd.

He touched down 18 times in 25 matches before the season was curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinnor have been starved of competitive action since, but have less than seven weeks until they begin the new campaign at home to Sale - and Worrall cannot wait to get started.

He said: “It feels like I never left.

"Chinnor definitely holds a special place in my heart, and I’m buzzing to be back representing this club.

"After a tough year for everyone I’m sure the supporters and players are looking forward to getting back to Kingsey Road.

"The club has massive potential and the challenge to keep us moving in the positive direction set out by Richard (Thorpe, director of rugby) is something I feel very privileged to be a part of.

"Sometimes you forget the reasons why you started playing this lovely game - for the enjoyment and camaraderie - and Chinnor helps rediscover this feeling.

"I look forward to getting out there in the black and white again and hope to see everyone soon.

"It feels good to be home.”

A former Chinnor captain, Worrall can play at full-back, outside centre or on either wing.

Securing his services again is a real coup for the Oxfordshire outfit, according to Thorpe. 

Chinnor's director of rugby said: “Whilst the cataclysm that has been Covid-19 forced many good people to move on from Chinnor last year, I am humbled by how our club has been able to rebuild itself to the point that players like Jason choose to return to us.

"His playing ability speaks for itself, but I am particularly excited to discover how Jason’s wider impact on the club will continue to shape what we are now preparing to achieve.

"Welcome home, Jason.”