PONTYPOOL, South Wales, 20th June 2017 – Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Martin Luckwell from Swansea RFC for the 2017-2018 WRU National Championship campaign.
The 29-year-old scrum-half joins the club having impressed hugely in last season’s intense clash versus Bedlinog RFC, where despite his heroic performance whilst on permit from ‘The Whites’, Pooler narrowly snuck a 13-10 victory thanks to a late Ben Parry try.
Luckwell subsequently experienced his first taste of life as a Pooler player in the reverse fixture against ‘The Foxes’ to complete the club’s sensational WRU National Championship campaign in April.
On settling into his new rugby home, he said: “I am really excited about committing my future to Pontypool RFC and making my first appearance last season has made me hungry to experience more game time this season.
“The club’s history and recent successes, combined with the quality of players available in the squad made signing the right move for me.
“Pooler have a strong culture and a clear vision of how the team intends to achieve their objective to return to the Principality Premiership.
“The professionalism throughout the club has really impressed me and I cannot wait to get to work with my teammates.”
Prior to his time with Swansea RFC, Luckwell plied his trade at Merthyr RFC for four seasons, where he established a reputation as a sharp and combative number nine.
“We are really pleased to have introduced Martin into our team on a longer-term basis,” said Pontypool RFC head coach, Leighton Jones.
“Martin is a very sharp scrum-half who has the ability to cause a lot of problems for the opposition, given his pace and swift delivery of the ball.
“We now have three top-quality scrum-halves who all possess their own individual qualities and this strength in depth will be crucial in ensuring that the link between forwards and backs remains effective throughout the season.”