Pontypool RFC is pleased to announce the signing of Peter Lloyd, as the club strengthens its front row options in preparation for the forthcoming league campaign.
The 28-year-old tighthead prop joins Pooler after spending the past three seasons with Cardiff RFC. During his stint in Cardiff Arms Park, Lloyd played a leading role in helping the club win the WRU National Cup in 2019, after edging out Merthyr RFC in a thrilling encounter at the Principality Stadium.
During his time in Cardiff, Lloyd also represented Cardiff Blues when they defeated Uruguay 45-21 in a special tour match in 2018.
On joining Pooler, Lloyd said: “I’m looking forward to starting the next chapter of my rugby career at Pontypool and I’ve heard only good things about the club from former players and current members of the squad.
“I’m a very family-oriented person and it’s not just a new journey for me, but also for my beautiful wife and daughter, who are my biggest fans. I know the club shares these values and I’m looking forward to meeting the supporters and everyone who has a part to play within the club.
“The club deserves to be playing in the Premiership and I hope the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the years can help the club gain promotion and enjoy more success in the future.”
Pontypool RFC’s rich history of being synonymous with solid forward play has been maintained under head coach, Leighton Jones and Lloyd’s arrival will most certainly contribute to the pack continuing to fire on all cylinders during such a crucial season.
“Peter is a quality signing for the club and I’m really pleased with the options we have in the front row,” said Jones. “The upcoming season will present many challenges, particularly with the on-going threat of COVID-19, so it’s vitally important that we have depth in our team.
“Peter has been on our radar for some time. He is an excellent scrummager and his vast experience in the Premiership will be a huge asset to us in what is going to be a highly competitive league.
“Peter knows what it takes to win at the highest level of club rugby, as is shown by his National Cup winner’s medal. We’re looking forward to seeing the experience he will bring to the squad as we look to push for promotion.”