· Swansea RFC sign two promising youngsters at scrum half and on the wing
· Brandon Wood signs for his home Premiership club
· Liam Seward steps up to Whites
Swansea RFC are pleased to welcome youngsters Brandon Wood and Liam Seward to the squad ahead of the 2019/20 season.
Both local Swansea boys, Brandon played his youth and junior rugby with local sides including Mumbles, Swansea Uplands, Dunvant and Pontardulais before signing his first Premiership contract with Llandovery RFC last season. The media studies student has also played for the Swansea University side, including the BUCS finals vs Nottingham Trent and Varsity last season. Whites supporters will also see Wood with the Ospreys under 23s academy this season, having previously been involved with the regional side at Under 16s.
“I’m really pleased to have signed for The Whites and am looking forward to playing for my hometown Premiership side. Playing with Llandovery last season was a great introduction to the Premiership league, and I think the current coaching set up as well as the combination of young and experienced players within Swansea will really help me with refining my game.”
Scrum half, Liam Seaward, makes his first Premiership club signing joining us from Morriston RFC. A combination of school rugby at Bryntawe Comprehensive, and club rugby with Morriston, saw Seward picked for the Ospreys Under 16s and 18s squads, and has this summer progressed to the Under 23s academy. Liam has also been involved with the Wales under 19s set up.
On his signing for Swansea RFC, Liam said, “To have been offered my first Premiership contract at 18 from a club as famous as Swansea RFC has been a real privilege. I’m looking forward to playing with a new group of boys and learning from the more experienced players within the squad, and can’t wait to have the opportunity to play at St Helens in the White jersey.”
Head Coach, Hugh Gustafson, said “Brandon has earned himself a contract with The Whites having been excellent for Swansea University. He has racked up the try’s in the green and white jersey and has an electric pace which the coaches are looking forward to seeing on display with the wide St Helen’s pitch.
Liam is only 18 but already showing a huge potential with his rugby skills. It’s great to have such a young hardworking player already pushing for the squad and we hope the nurturing environment within Swansea RFC will help him reach his potential as a player”