Iorworth Alan Rhys Gill (born 30 October 1986)[1] is a Wales international rugby union player. A prop forward he joined Saracens in May 2009 having previously played for Cardiff Blues.

Rhys Gill
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Birth nameIorworth Alan Rhys Gill
Date of birth (1986-10-30) 30 October 1986 (age 33)
Place of birthRhondda, Wales
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight116 kg (18 st 4 lb; 256 lb)
SchoolYsgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda
UniversityPencoed College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2008
2008–2009
2009–2016
2016-
Cardiff RFC
Glamorgan
Saracens
Cardiff Blues
54
11
135
67
(25)
(0)
(20)
(5)
Correct as of December 11 2019
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2009 Cardiff Blues 5 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Wales 7 (0)
Correct as of 19 November 2016

A former member of the Cardiff Blues Academy, Gill represented Wales at Under-16 and Under-18 levels before signing with Cardiff RFC as an 18-year-old. He made his Cardiff debut in 2005 and went on to become a member of the Wales Under-21 squad that season. He finished his first season for the club with 18 appearances and made his Magners League bow with the Cardiff Blues as a substitute against Munster at Thomond Park in May 2006. The loose-head was signed by English Premiership side Saracens in 2009, having been scouted by the club's assistant coach Cobus Visagie as a powerful set-piece performer.

On 18 January 2010 he was named in the 35 man Wales national Squad for the 2010 Six Nations tournament.[2] Gill made his debut for the Wales national rugby union team against Ireland on 13 March 2010 as a second-half replacement.

After helping Saracens to a maiden Premiership title in 2011, playing as a replacement in the final,[3] Gill was handed another chance in a Wales jersey - against Ireland in the opening game of the 2012 Six Nations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rhys Gill player profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ Wales 2010 Six Nations Squad
  3. ^ "Leicester 18-22 Saracens". BBC. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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