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Scorpions sign Welsh International adding to NRL Development players


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#1 DugSWRLgan

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

http://www.scorpions...cle.php?id=9903

South Wales Scorpions have signed full Wales international Ollie Olds for the 2013 season.
Hailing from Bridgend, the half-back started his Rugby League career with Brynteg Comprehensive School and at the age of 12 in 2005, scored a try at the Millennium Stadium to help his school to a national Year 7 Champion Schools final win against Castleford High. He created another try, for Jay Robbins, in their 40-4 win.
After that, he went through the old Celtic Crusaders Academy before spending a year with Leeds Rhinos and playing in their under 20s and Carnegie Nines side. He also had a spell with Championship side York City Knights last season.
After winning caps for Wales at under 16 and under 18 level, he made his first senior appearance against France in Wrexham this June.
Olds, a victim of the axing of the Super League under 20s Academy competition, is delighted to be returning to his native South Wales to continue his Rugby League career.

This is to add to the two young signings from Australia.
http://www.scorpions...cle.php?id=9840
http://www.scorpions...cle.php?id=9838

#2 Fax1978

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

Saw this Ollie play a few times for Leeds academy looked really good and I hope he doesn't become lost to or disillusion by the game. What about Pring wasn't he originally from Wales played in the centre for Leeds?

#3 PhilCarrington

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

This is to add to the two young signings from Australia.
http://www.scorpions...cle.php?id=9840
http://www.scorpions...cle.php?id=9838


Back in 2010 they were boasting about being 99% Welsh.

Still a lot less reliant on overseas players than some Super League clubs.

#4 DugSWRLgan

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

Footage of Haydn Peacock Scorpions new signing



#5 Evil Homer

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

It's a shame that Leeds released Olds, although they have signed another promising Welsh player in Jacob Morgan.

#6 nadera78

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

It's a shame that Leeds released Olds, although they have signed another promising Welsh player in Jacob Morgan.


Anyone got an update on Jack Pring? Rumoured to have left RL.
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#7 Wolford6

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

Sod the Scorpions :ph34r: ;)

Get that Haydn Peacock up to Odsal this minute. :D

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#8 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Anyone got an update on Jack Pring? Rumoured to have left RL.

Thought he'd gone to South Wales too.
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#9 Fax1978

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

Re Pring I hope he is still in the game somewhere like south Wales as he too looked a good prospect given a couple more years.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

That new full back jacob morgan very good he a welsh boy from Cardiff iv seen him play a few times down her and at rhinos whilst watching Wigan very good

#11 nadera78

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

Re Pring I hope he is still in the game somewhere like south Wales as he too looked a good prospect given a couple more years.


Just seen him listed as a Scorpions player, so good news.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

Sorry for going off topic but south wales have a link with wigan? which i think at the moment is a good thing,,,,question - are north wales linked with anyone? could they possibly be a good adition to a independent 10 team championship league next season?

#13 WelshpoolMarauder

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

Sorry for going off topic but south wales have a link with wigan? which i think at the moment is a good thing,,,,question - are north wales linked with anyone? could they possibly be a good adition to a independent 10 team championship league next season?


From what I recall the club saying, there were offers on the table, but none that they felt were quite right for them. Hopefully that doesn't backfire on us!

#14 jannerboyuk

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Sorry for going off topic but south wales have a link with wigan? which i think at the moment is a good thing,,,,question - are north wales linked with anyone? could they possibly be a good adition to a independent 10 team championship league next season?

independent?
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#15 Futtocks

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

Just seen him listed as a Scorpions player, so good news.


Details here, so still very much in RL. :)

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#16 jpmc

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

independent?


I think we need as many clubs as possible in the uk that aren't link to sl clubs.