The versatile back joins from Jersey where he scored 32 tries in 67 appearances. He played in the 28-18 loss against Ealing Trailfinders at St Peter’s in November 2013.
Prior to his four-year spell in the Channel Islands he played for Esher in the Championship, where he scored 13 tries in 24 appearances.
“James gives us a bit more depth in the back line,” Ealing Trailfinders Director of Coaching Ben Ward said.
“He has a good try scoring record and can play a number of positions. He has a lot of experience in the Championship and at National 1 and this will prove very valuable throughout the season.”
The 29-year-old Copsey is equally comfortable at fullback, centre or wing and fans can enjoy an early taste of what he offers in the video below.