12 Jul Lloyd swaps Tigers for Ravens
Bridgend Ravens can confirm the signing of forward Owain Lloyd, who returns to the club following a stint in Australia.
The 26 year old lock/back row pulled on the blue and white jersey 31 times in his first spell at the club between 2012 and 2014. Owain’s final appearance before heading off to Oz was a 21-19 defeat at Aberavon in the first round of the SWALEC Cup, and his re-signing adds a significant physical boost to a young Ravens pack. He has furthered his rugby development during his time in Australia, playing for Easts Tigers in Brisbane.
Owain was in buoyant mood after penning a deal to seal his return to the club. ‘I’m very excited about resigning for Bridgend after spending over two years in Australia and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.
I enjoyed my two seasons in a Ravens jersey before moving to away which is why I got in touch with Wayne on my return. I like the expansive style of play and the support was always great no matter where we played. I remember playing in Belfast a few years ago and a large group of Ravens fans made the long trip over to Northern Ireland which was great to see as a player.?? Playing out in Australia has definitely broadened my mind on the game. It’s a completely different style of play out there so hopefully buy valium no rx that has developed my all round game and I can bring that forward next season.
After meeting up with Wayne and the coaches, I like what they have planned for pre season and the season ahead. Hopefully we can work hard and build as a unit over the next few weeks and be competitive at the top of the table throughout the whole season.??With a new structure and new teams involved next year it’s definitely something to be excited about.’
Director of Rugby, Wayne Hall, was delighted that Lloyd chose to return to the Ravens.
‘It is great to see Owain back at Bridgend Ravens. He will be a fantastic asset to us for the new season. With the additional fixtures, we were well aware that we would need to bolster our squad; particularly with players who can play in more than one position and Owain fits that criteria.
Owain arrived at Bridgend from Cardiff Metropolitan and quickly developed into a first team regular. After spending two seasons in Australia, it is great testimony to Bridgend that he has decided to return to us with the aim of becoming another regular in the team. He is a great leader and he fits in really well with the players and management. We’re looking for Owain to come back into the group and help lead the way amongst this very young squad.’