Squad updates: Josh to Bath, Chris to NZ

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Squad updates: Josh to Bath, Chris to NZ

Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted to announce that Josh Lewis has signed a contract with one of the leading teams in UK rugby. After returning from a spell at the Scarlets that was blighted by a serious knee injury, Josh quickly recaptured the form that had previously delighted the Steelmen faithful. His form gained the attention of Bath who have added him to a very strong back division and, amongst others, he will compete with fellow Welshman Rhys Priestland for the number 10 position.

Josh is currently sidelined by a concussion sustained in the Pontypridd game but is determined to wear the Steelmen shirt prior to his switch to Bath.

This is a great opportunity for Josh and all staff at Ebbw Vale will be pleased that they have helped him to return to the full time game. It also emphasises to any young player that Ebbw Vale and the Premiership can provide a springboard into the professional game

At the same time Josh’s partner in many games for the Steelmen, Chris Thomas, has left for a period playing in New Zealand. It is hoped that Chris will return to the club next season having reached the 100 game landmark this season. Chris‘s eye for a gap and pace has seen the Penallta product score over 20 tries in the last 5 seasons, as well as pulling off some match saving tackles. He has played a major part in the success of the Steelmen and we wish him well on what will be a great life and rugby experience.

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