Youngster makes Crusaders switch

Crusaders have signed promising 18-year old Bradley Hill from the regional rugby union side Newport Gwent Dragons on a part time contract.

He will initially be based in the south with the Crusaders Academy and has already been dual registered with Championship 1 side South Wales Scorpions.

Hill, who plays at centre or second row, turned out for the Crusaders under 16 side in the past. He then chose to go back to rugby union with the Dragons but has now decided to commit to the Crusaders and Wales Rugby League.

Dan Clements, Head of Performance for Wales Rugby League, said: “We are really pleased that Bradley has committed to the Crusaders. He is a player that we have wanted to sign for a while.

“He was part of the very first Crusaders scholarship side from two years ago but was unable to continue due to other commitments. He has all the attributes to be successful in Rugby League and we will be working hard with him to give him every opportunity to succeed.”

Hill will join the Crusaders Academy squad this Sunday as they open their season against Salford City Reds at Caerphilly RFC. The match is the culmination of a triple header against the Reds which starts with an under 15 encounter at 1pm.

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