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ANDY GAY

ANDY GAY

Half-Back

Current international who made his welsh debut back in 2010. Joined ahead of the 2017 season from Australian side Mackay Cutters having originally played in the first ever Scorpions game.
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ASHLEY BATEMAN

ASHLEY BATEMAN

Loose-Forward

Another full welsh international who will be looking to add to his 7 caps during 2017. Capable of playing a variety of positions in the pack or across the backline.

Ashley is sponsored by Gareth & Julie Laugharne for the 2017 season.
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BEN JONES

BEN JONES

Fullback

Age: 21
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 79kg
Birthplace: Bridgend
Vice captain of the Development side with six first team appearances to his name.
CHRIS DAVIES

CHRIS DAVIES

Prop

Age: 24
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 118kg
Birthplace: Abercynon
Returned to rugby league from Merthyr RFC in 2016. Injury curtailed his appearances last season but back to full fitness ahead of the 2017 campaign.
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CHRIS VITALINI

CHRIS VITALINI

Loose-Forward

Age: 29
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 105kg
Birthplace: Newport
Full Italian international who progressed through the Celtic Crusaders Academy set up. Made his debut in 2012 and re-joined in 2016 after a spell at All Golds.
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CHRISTIAAN ROETS

CHRISTIAAN ROETS

Centre

Age: 36
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 94kg
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
Hugely experienced and record points scorer for Wales. Resigned from North Wales Crusaders in 2016.
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CONNOR FARRER

CONNOR FARRER

Hooker

Age: 21
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 73kg
Birthplace: Pontypridd
 A full welsh international having helped Wales win the 2015 European Championship. A product of the South Wales Academy system.

Connor is sponsored by Gareth & Julie Laugharne for the 2017 season.
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CONNOR PARKER

CONNOR PARKER

Second Row

Birthplace: Aberdare
Parker joins having ­spent the last two se­asons with Super Leag­ue side Widnes Viking­s. Tough tackling second row.
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COURTNEY DAVIES

COURTNEY DAVIES

Half-Back

Age: 23
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 75kg
Birthplace: Port Talbot
Welsh international half back who played a starring role in the 2015 European Championship Winning Welsh side.

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DAI EVANS

DAI EVANS

Wing

Age: 25
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 86kg
Birthplace: Caerphilly
Signed from Bridgend Ravens in 2015. Talented hard working winger who made his full welsh international debut against Jamaica in October 2016.
ETHAN COOMBES

ETHAN COOMBES

Prop

Another talented youngster to be rewarded with a First Team Contract after impressing with the Development side.
IZAAK DUFFY

IZAAK DUFFY

Prop

Age: 27
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 100kg
Birthplace: Brecon
Player of the Year 2016. Former Cardiff Met Student and full welsh international having won two caps in the 2014 European Championship.
JAMIE I’ANSON

JAMIE I’ANSON

Prop


Popular former Celtic­ Crusaders player. Jo­ined the club towards­ the end of last seas­on. A real handful wh­en fully fit.
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KRISTIAN BALLER

KRISTIAN BALLER

Hooker

Age: 29
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 85kg
Birthplace: Abercynon
Recent convert to rugby league. Twice WRU Cup Final winner and U18 WRU International. Picked up the award for the most improved player last season.
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LEWIS HUGHES

LEWIS HUGHES

Wing

Promoted to the First Team squad following a promising 2016 season with the Development Squad. Welsh U18 international and product of the Bridgend Blue Bulls.
LEWIS REECE

LEWIS REECE

Second-Row

Age: 25
Back for a second spell at the club having re-joined from All Golds. Exciting and explosive full welsh international.
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LEWYS WILLACOTT

LEWYS WILLACOTT

Wing

Product of the Aber Valley Wolves club and Welsh U16, U18 & Students international. Signed a First Team contract after some outstanding displays for the 2016 Development side.
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MORGAN EVANS

MORGAN EVANS

Prop

Height: 6' 2"
Birthplace: Caerphilly
Recently rejoined the club after spells with Coventry Bears and All Golds. A regular in the welsh squad in both the Euro Championships and World Cup qualifers.
MORGAN JEFFERIES

MORGAN JEFFERIES

Second Row

Age: 20
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 95kg
Birthplace: Pyle
Welsh U16/18 international who has also represented Wales Dragonheart and Welsh Presidents sides. Community sides include West Wales Raiders and Bridgend Blue Bulls.
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PAUL EDWARDS

PAUL EDWARDS

Paul Edwards

Age: 21
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 78kg
Birthplace: Aberdare
Highly promising dual code youngster who made his first team debut back in 2014.
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RHYS GANT

RHYS GANT

Wing

Birthplace: Caerphilly
Made his first team debut in 2016 after several impressive performances for the Development side.
RICHARD JONES

RICHARD JONES

Second-Row

Age: 28
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 100kg
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Impressed during loan spell from All Golds during 2016 season. Signed permanently ahead of the 2017 season.
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ROSS PRICE

ROSS PRICE

Prop

Signed from local community side Valley Cougars after some impressive performances in the CLS.
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SHANE LEE

SHANE LEE

Half-Back

 One of the most naturally gifted half backs at the club. Earnt a First Team contract after some impressive displays for the Development side in 2016.
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SHAUN OWENS

SHAUN OWENS

Hooker

Birthplace: Bridgend
A product of partner club Bridgend Blue Bulls and Celtic Crusaders. Played in the first ever Scorpions game. Comfortable at hooker of half back.
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YANNIC PARKER

YANNIC PARKER

Wing

Age: 26
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 93kg
Birthplace: Haverfordwest
Resigned from All Golds last year. A full Wales International who made his debut in the 2014 European Championship campaign.
ZAK WILLIAMS

ZAK WILLIAMS

Second-Row

Age: 21
Height: 6'
Weight: 90kg
Birthplace: Abergavenny
Started the 2016 as the Development Side Captain but finished the season as First Team regular.
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Started the 2016 as the Development Side Captain but finished the season as First Team regular.