Rhys Gill

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Rhys Gill
Rhys Gill 2015-10-09.jpg
Full name Iorworth Alan Rhys Gill
Date of birth (1986-10-30) 30 October 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Rhondda, Wales
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 111 kg (17 st 7 lb; 245 lb)
School Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda
University Pencoed College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Cardiff RFC
correct as of 25 April 2015.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–2009 Cardiff Blues 5 (0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010– Wales 6 (0)
correct as of 21 March 2015.

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.

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 Blues 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, Gill was handed another chance in a Wales jersey - against Ireland in the opening game of the 2012 Six Nations..


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