Pontypool is pleased to welcome the arrival of scrum-half Matthew Flanagan from Ebbw Vale.
The 27-year-old has been an integral part of the Steelmen’s squad in recent seasons and joins up having made an impressive 84 appearances during his time at the CiNER Glass Stadium.
Matthew will provide strong competition for Owain Leonard and Morgan Lloyd while using his vast experience and expertise to help nurture the younger members of the team.
A youth player with Ystrad Mynach and Penallta, Flanagan went on to make his bow in senior rugby for the Pitmen before joining up with Llanelli in the Premiership.
After three seasons, and 37 appearances, Flanagan swapped West Wales for Gwent with a move to the Steelmen in 2018, where he has made a big impact.
With head coach Leighton Jones on the lookout to bolster his squad in that area, Flanagan seemed the ideal appointment.
“We knew we still had some areas we wanted to strengthen and scrum half was one of them,” explained Jones.
“We’ve looked at the Prem over the last couple of years and Matthew has that Gwent mentality and has been with Ebbw Vale a while and seemed to have done very well there.
“He’s a decent Premiership player with bags of experience so we made the call and he is someone we are really looking forward to bringing to the squad.
“We’ve got the young Morgan Lloyd from the Dragons and other inexperienced boys so someone with his experience and calibre and the way we want to play, he fits the bill massively.
“We can’t wait to get him on board, he’ll fit in very well.”