· Full back Max Nagy and scrum half Tom Lucas to wear the Whites jersey
· Max Nagy joins having proven himself with Swansea Uni RFC
· Tom Lucas moves from the Black and Ambers to The Whites
Swansea RFC can next announce the arrivals of full back Max Nagy, and scrum half Tom Lucas ahead of the new season.
Max Nagy began his rugby career at local club Buckingham RFC, before taking up opportunities with Northampton Saints Academy at under 16 and under 18 and was selected for the South West England under 18s squad. Since moving to Swansea to study sport and exercise science, Max has been actively involved with the university rugby side and played in the winning BUCS final at the end of last season. This season sees Nagy signing for The Whites whilst also being involved with the Ospreys under 23s academy alongside his studies and university rugby.
The twenty-year-old said, “As my first experience of club rugby in Wales, I’m looking forward to seeing what the league has in store as an All White. I know the club have, and continue to, support a lot of current and former Swansea uni players, so I’m really pleased to be given the opportunity to experience semi-pro rugby in a club setting alongside my studies.”
Tom Lucas signed his first senior contract with Cardiff RFC in 2017, after being involved with the Blues at under 16s and under 18s whilst playing for his home side, Cowbridge RFC. Lucas makes the move to Swansea RFC after two seasons with Newport RFC making 17 appearances and will also combine his involvement with Swansea Uni rugby team and The Whites along side his degree.
On signing for The Whites, Lucas said, “I’ve really enjoyed pre-season so far and there seems to be a good bunch of boys here. I’m looking forward to the challenge of the streamlined Premiership league this season and hoping we can aim for a top six finish.”
Head coach, Hugh Gustafston said, “Max Nagy has earned a contract by putting in excellent performances for Swansea Uni. The 6ft3 full back is safe under the high ball and a danger in counterattack which should make for some interesting appearances.
Tom Lucas is a dangerous running 9 who put some great performance in during the Premiership last season with Newport, and we are looking forward to getting him over the St Helen’s and into the Whites jersey.”
Don’t forget, we will be in action this weekend for our first pre-season fixture at Tennant Park vs Skewen RFC who are now under the watchful eye of former All White, Jon Vaughan. Early kick off of 1pm, followed by a trip over to Mumbles RFC to support club chairman, Stephen Hughes, with his memorial charity match at 5pm in aid of Mind Swansea and Sarcoma UK.