South Wales add three more Welsh youngsters to squad

South Wales Scorpions have confirmed that three Welsh youngsters have graduated from the youth ranks to the first team.

Marcus Webb, Daf Lloyd and Ross Bevan have all been included in coach Mike Grady‘s first-team squad for the coming season.

Webb, a centre, ha sbeen promoted from the South Wales Scorpions’ under 19s. The 18-year old, from Pontypridd, played some of his junior rugby for Pontypridd Panthers RLFC.

He has been in the Scorpions’ junior set-up for the last three years, and is a Wales under 18 and Students international, a Great Britain Students international.

He was also part of the Wales Under-19 squad who won bronze at the Commonwealth Championship Nines in Scotland last year.

Lloyd, 22, is also a centre, and originally hails from Ruthin in North Wales, where he played for Dee Valley Dragons.

Now based in South Wales, he has played rugby union for Dings Crusaders as well as for Ruthin RUFC. He also played soccer for Ruthin Town FC at youth level.

Bevan is a winger from Caerphilly, who is a product of the Rugby League Champion Schools system. He played for Lewis Boys of Pengam.

The 22-year-old had dropped out of rugby league in recent times, however, but was spotted playing rugby union for Nelson RFC by Scorpions assistant coach Paul Emanuelli.

Scorpions coach Mike Grady said: “All three have been in training with the squad for a few weeks now. They’ve impressed the coaching staff and I so I’m now pleased to officially welcome them to the squad.

“We’ve a large squad now with mixed experience and we can’t wait to see how they perform next Wednesday when we take on Cardiff City Rugby League at The Arms Park.”

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