Latest signing Eager to get started

By Hannah Willis | 13/07/2018

  • Highly experienced back row, Duane Eager, commits to Swansea RFC
  • Playing career includes Scarlets, Manly Marlins, and the Barbarians
  •  Richard Lancaster, “His competitive nature shines through as he is fighting to win in everything he does, from the shuttle runs to the conditioned games we have been playing”



Swansea RFC is excited to announce it’s latest signing as back row, Duane Eager.

Eager brings a wealth of experience to the Whites set up having played at club and regional level which all began at Bonymaen RFC. Seven season at Llanelli RFC then followed, including a call up to the Scarlets to play in the LV Cup on three occasions. It was whilst at Llanelli that Eager was also invited to play with the Barbarians in 2013 vs the Combined Services, featuring in a Baa Baa’s squad with the likes of Dai Flanagan, Chris Dicomidis, and captained by Duncan Bell.

Duane enjoyed a spell Down Under, playing at Kuttabull in North Queensland, and the Manly Marlins in Sydney, returning to Wales to play the past two season with Llandovery RFC.

“I’m looking forward to playing for Swansea as it was the team I used to watch as a boy growing up, seeing some great rugby icons play at the club and getting onto the pitch for their autographs. The Premiership has some exciting matches and derbies, but one fixture I always look forward to playing is Pontypridd away as it’s a tough place to go and get a good result. I feel that with the new signings made, and with the players already established within the squad, this season will go well for The Whites – they missed out on taking the win at a lot of games last year with losing bonus points, so hopefully we can turn them around to wins this season.”

Director of Rugby, Richard Lancaster said, “Duane has been brilliant in the short time he’s been with us. His competitive nature shines through as he is fighting to win in everything he does, from the shuttle runs to the conditioned games we have been playing. He’s a natural leader and an athlete but most importantly a really good bloke. He’s another local lad, developed by Bonymaen that Swansea were guilty of letting slip through their fingers to another club in the Premiership. It’s an honour to bring him back to his local Premiership side and I’m sure he will make a huge impression in a white shirt.”


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