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Bedwas plan for the future

Bedwas plan for the future

Bedwas are planning for the future after making a raft of signing announcements

The return of Welsh club rugby remains a long way off due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped Bedwas RFC from planning for the future.

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With the sport in limbo, the Bridge Field outfit have nonetheless announced a host of new deals for their playing squad for the 2020/21 campaign and beyond.

It comes on top of lots of hard work being done to their home ground after it was flooded in February before the spread of Covid-19 took hold.

Among the players to commit their future to Bedwas is young fly-half Dion McIntosh – the son of former Wales and Pontypridd legend and now Merthyr head coach Dale.

“Dion played a crucial role in many of our victories last season and he brings excellent structure play and defensive game to Bedwas,” said the club’s head coach Stefan Sankala.

“We are pleased to retain Dion and look forward to him developing further with us.”

The following players will also be playing their rugby at Bedwas into the future – Dale Rogers, Lewis Bowden, Rhys Hutcherson, George Collins, Mike Dacey, Owain Keane, Matthew Bovington and Rory Harries and Rhys Morgans.

Sankala is delighted at already getting his squad for next season in decent shape even though no date has yet been set for when Bedwas will play again.

“Dale is an experienced senior player who sets high standards among the squad and we look forward to his valuable contribution again,” he said.

“We are delighted Lewis chose to stay with us this season and look forward to him reaching his potential with the club and laying a marker down in the coming year.

“Having signed George during the season last year he proved to be a popular member of the team and added real value to the side.

“He can operate in midfield as well as out wide and we expect him to push on again this year. He is another fantastic addition.”

Sankala continued: “As a proud club with community values it is important we have players local to the club. We look forward to seeing Owain battle it out in a highly competitive position.

“His energy and game understanding will be crucial to us.”

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