Tight head prop, Greg Cunniffe, brings his scrummaging skills to St Helen’s
Joins the All Whites following six seasons at Llandovery RFC
Richard Lancaster, “He’s a top, top bloke off the pitch but an uncompromising, experienced, hard worker on the pitch.”
Hot on the heels of our first signing earlier this week, the club is delighted to confirm the next Swansea RFC recruit ahead of the new season as tight head prop, Greg Cunniffe.
The 31-year-old from Swansea is no stranger to the Premiership circuit, having played the last six seasons at Llandovery RFC amounting an impressive 114 appearances, including a Welsh (Swalec) Cup winners’ medal in 2016.
A local boy who came through the ranks at Bonymaen RFC and participated in age grade regional rugby with the Ospreys at under 16s, under 18s and under 20s, Cunniffe is relishing the opportunity to now play for his local Premiership side, saying,
“Swansea was the team I supported as I was growing up and I remember regularly attending the Whites games with a Swansea School Boys ticket. For my parents as also, they always told me their dream for me would be to play for Swansea, and to have this opportunity now when my own children can see me in the Whites jersey is something I’m really excited about.
“To be a part of a close-knit team and family orientated club is really important to me, and I know Swansea RFC has a great club ethos that I’m looking forward to becoming a part of”
Director of Rugby, Richard Lancaster, further added: “We have been a fan of Greg for some time and I’m really pleased that we’ve finally brought him a bit closer to home to join us at St Helen’s. He’s a top, top bloke off the pitch but an uncompromising, experienced, hard worker on the pitch. Some of the closer games last season could have been won if we had had someone with Greg’s scrummaging prowess and experience available. It’s pleasing to see how hard he’s worked in our first few session and he’s a great addition to our squad.”
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