Scorpions snare union convert

South Wales Scorpions have picked up a second rugby union convert in the space of a week after signing Alun-Wyn Davies from Swansea RFC.

He links up with former Swansea team-mate Rory Pitman who made his debut for the Scorpions on Sunday after signing from the Ospreys.

A prop or hooker in rugby union, the Neath-born Davies makes a return to The Gnoll where his rugby career started.

Davies will be playing Rugby League for the first time in nearly ten years when he makes his Scorpions debut.

The 27-year old spent time in the Leeds Rhinos Academy, moving from Neath RFC, after playing for Wales in rugby union at schools, under 16 and under 18 levels.

But he returned to Wales when regional rugby union started and turned out for the Ospreys in the Celtic League in 2003-04 as well as Wales under 21s.

He has spent the last four seasons at Swansea after spells at Coventry and Llandovery rugby union clubs.

Davies is in training with the Scorpions and will hope to make his debut in their next game, which is against Barrow Raiders at The Gnoll in Neath on Sunday 6th May (kick-off 3pm).

“Alun comes in at a good time for us when we’re not performing at our best and we need someone to give us a lift,” said Scorpions coach Dave Clark. “Alun could be the person to help us do that.

“He’s a great signing for us. He’s played Rugby League before so his knowledge of the game is good. We’re working on his fitness and helping him adapt back to Rugby League and we’ll get him in the team as soon as we can.”

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