Saints sign young Welsh duo

St Helens have signed two Welsh players into their Academy system.

Centre Calvin Wellington, 18, and winger Regan Grace, 17, have signed a 12-month part time contract to play in 19s after impressing on trial this season.

“We have a number of scouts and connections in South Wales and Chris O’Callaghan asked us to take a look at Calvin and Regan,” Saints 19s Head Coach Derek Traynor said. “We went to see them play Rugby Union for Aberavon Quins and they really impressed us

“From there we invited them for a two-week trial at the club and they played three matches.

“We were really pleased with how they conducted themselves on and off the field and we are delighted they have agreed a contract with us.”

Regan played Rugby League for Scorpions at 16s and Wales at Under 18s. Calvin played for Wales at 16s and 18s as well as the Scorpions.

Derek continued: “Calvin and Regan love rugby league and are eager to progress into first team players.

“They have genuine pace and in the month they have been here they have been working hard, have great attitudes and are impressing the coaching staff. They are certainly players for the future.

“We see South Wales as a real growth area for us and we believe there is of untapped talent down there. With our contacts we are hoping to realise this and Calvin and Regan are just the start.”