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Signings galore and new Head at Llanelli

Anthony Buchanan: Stepping down as head of rugby
Anthony Buchanan: Stepping down as head of rugby

AFTER ten seasons as Head of Rugby for Llanelli RFC (and over 30 years service to the Scarlets.) Anthony Buchanan is stepping down.
Due to Anthony’s appointment as National Appointed Director to the WRU Board and also running a busy Chemical Business (Acorn Chemical), he feels he needs to concentrate on his WRU role after being elected to several Committees and representing the WRU on the World Rugby Council.
Llanelli RFC have now appointed Kevin George as the new Head of Rugby. Kevin was Head Coach last season and has been involved with the Scarlets Academy and Llanelli for 15 years.
Also, last seasons Forwards Coach Ioan Cunningham has taken up a role as forwards Coach with the Scarlets, which leaves Kevin George having to shuffle his coaching staff, changes to which will be announced shortly.
After a disappointing season last year, the club has made some exciting signings for the new season, which started June 9th with conditioning at Parc Y Scarlets.
The club has welcomed into the foil:
Dion Jones, Full Back (returning from Carmarthen Quins).
Richard Williams, Wing (Swansea, Llandovery).
Andrew Spowart, Wing (Tata Steel).
Elliott Dawe, Wing (Felinfoel).
Nathan Edwards, Centre (ex-Osprey Academy, Wales U20).
Paul Davies, Centre (Swansea, Bedwas).
Josh Guy, Scrum-half (Swansea University).
Connor Salter, Scrum-half (Bonymaen).
Tom Kaijacks, Tight Head (Felinfoel).
Jack Jones, 2nd Row/Back Row, (Wales U20, Ospreys, Rovigo).
Adam Williams, 2nd Row (ex- Ospreys Academy).
Trystan Lloyd, Back-row (Lampeter).
Jack Condy, No.8, Scarlets squad ( Cross Keys).
The club have also welcomed the following players from within the development structure:
Kalum Evans, Full Back.
Mathew Owen, Centre.
Mathew Pearce, Centre.
Shaun Pearce, Wing.
Billy McBryde , Centre/Outside Half.
Declan Smith, Scrum-half
Rhys Fawcett, Prop.
Josh Mcleod, Back Row.
Shaun Edwards, Back Row.
Mathew Moore, Hooker.
Richard Bassett, Prop.
There are more signings pending, which will be announced on the Llanelli RFC website along with a full list of pre-season fixtures, the first of which kicks off in Kidwelly on Saturday August 15 .

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