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Trio earn Dragons contracts after impressive season of development

Sunday 28th May 2023

Pontypool RFC is proud that the development of youngsters Sam Scarfe, Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths and Huw Anderson has been rewarded with Senior Academy contracts with the Dragons.

The trio have been impressive for Pooler over the past 12 months and the new contracts are just reward for how well they have performed.

Scarfe, a product of Penallta, first joined up with the squad in the summer of 2021 and has since made 22 appearances in the Pooler pack.

He quickly became a favourite with the Pooler Army with his skill in the set-piece and direct running ability along with his knack of knowing where to be in the opposition 22, which has resulted in a staggering nine tries.

Fellow front row Dylan Kelleher-Griffiths, who learned his trade at St Peter’s, featured twice for the club in the 2021/22 season before securing a more prominent role for this campaign.

The 19-year-old, who has also featured for Cross Keys and Newport, has 10 appearances to his name.

He has also crossed the whitewash twice, including a try against Bargoed at Pontypool Park in November.

The performances of both Scarfe and Kelleher-Griffiths caught the attention of Wales and they were both selected to feature in the U20 Six Nations, with the latter starting all five games.

A new face in the squad this season has been former Caerphilly back Huw Anderson. He has enjoyed a stellar campaign with his first taste of senior rugby.

The full back has made a big impact since his debut as 17-year-old with his ability to break the lines and speed with the ball in hand resulting in seven tries in 13 appearances.

The teenager has also featured on the wing, showcasing his versatility.

A call-up to Wales U19 recently has capped off a memorable year for the youngster.

Pontypool is excited to see the trio develop even further next year in the Premiership and will take a keen interest in this summer’s U20 World Cup with all three in contention to feature after being named in Mark Jones’ training squad for the competition.


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