Cambridge Rugby Club sign Carmarthen Quins centre
Cambridge Rugby Club have added to their ranks with the signing of Scott Lloyd.
The Carmarthen Quins centre has relocated to the area, and will now be playing his rugby at Volac Park.
“I am excited by the new challenge of playing in England and have heard positive things about Cambridge and their ambitions as a club,” said Lloyd.
“The players and staff have been very welcoming and I am looking forward to getting started.”
Lloyd had been playing for Welsh Premiership team Carmarthen Quins for the past two season, and had previously represented Wales at under-18 and under-20 level, while also playing for home region, Scarlets.
“It is always nice to welcome another Welshman to the club,” said Cambridge director of rugby Richie Williams.
“The Carmarthen Quins head coach made contact with me last month and mentioned that Scott was relocating to the area.
“He spoke very highly of Scott and his playing abilities and it seemed a good fit for us.
“We are excited about integrating him into the group and he will no doubt add extra quality in midfield. He can also play in the back 3 and is a confident goal kicker.
“It gives our backline another dimension as we look to add more experience to an already talented group.”
The club have also confirmed that Ben Penfold has left the club.
The fly-half, head of community and head coach of the Vipers Academy left the club last week to join Bury St Edmunds, where he will become backs coach and work with their community team.
Penfold, who was thanked by Cambridge for his “positive contributions during his time at the club”, said: “Bizarre writing this to be honest. Cambridge has been a massive part of my life.
“Somewhere I first played men’s rugby, somewhere I met my wife and will always be in my life.
“I thank everyone at the club for the past seven years, from the committee, fans and the players. Hopefully I have influenced a few young players and left a good programme with the Vipers.
“It wasn’t an easy decision to leave but I’m going to start my coaching career just down the road.
“Big thanks to Richie over the last few years and to all the other coaches and management staff. I have learnt a lot and had a lot of fun over my time at Cambridge. I’m sure I will be back, in what capacity I’m not sure yet. Look forward to seeing how the results go and good luck for the season.”