Tavis Knoyle

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Tavis Knoyle
Full name Tavis Knoyle
Date of birth (1990-06-02) 2 June 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Pontneddfechan, Vale of Neath, Wales
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 14 st 2 lb (90 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

2008–2009
2009–2013
2013-2014
2014
Glynneath RFC
Neath RFC
Llanelli RFC
Gloucester
Pontypridd RFC

15
13
13
3
(
(0)
(5)
(0)
(10))
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009
2009–2013
2014-2016
2016–
Ospreys
Scarlets
Cardiff Blues
Newport Gwent Dragons
1
66
32
17
((0)
(15)
(10)
(10))
Current local club Newport Gwent Dragons
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006
2007–08
2009
2010–
Wales U16
Wales U18
Wales U20
Wales


4
11
(

(5)
(0))

Tavis Knoyle (born 2 June 1990 in Pontneddfechan, Vale of Neath, Wales)[1] is a Wales international rugby union footballer who plays at scrum-half for Cardiff Blues.

He is a fluent Welsh speaker.[2]

Club career[edit]

After a youth career at home town club Glynneath RFC, he made his senior debut at Neath RFC, and made his Magners League debut with Ospreys in April 2009.[3]

After impressing with Wales Under 20 squad,[4] he joined the Scarlets at the start of the 2009/10 campaign,[3] scoring his first try for the Scarlets in a victory over Ulster, and was awarded the Magners League Man of the Match.

On 16 May 2013, Knoyle signed to join English side Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership on a two-year contract, joining former Scarlets coach Nigel Davies who had been appointed Director of Rugby at the Kingsholm Stadium in June 2012.[5]

On 5 February 2014, he signed an agreement to join Cardiff Blues.[6][7]

Knoyle was loaned out to Pontypridd RFC 8 months later and made his debut for the club on 11 October 2014 against London Scottish in the British and Irish Cup. Knoyle scored his first try for the valleys team against Connacht Eagles on 6 December 2014, his last game for the club as of late.

On 16 October 2016, Knoyle signed for Welsh region Newport Gwent Dragons from the 2016-17 season.[8]

International career[edit]

Having played for Wales at Under 16 and Under 18 levels, under the tutelage of Phil Davies he won four Wales Under 20 caps in 2009.[3][4]

Knoyle was named in the Wales squad to tour New Zealand in summer 2010, making his debut against New Zealand in Dunedin on 20 June 2010 as a second-half replacement.[3] Knoyle was named in the Welsh RBS 6 nations squad for 2011, winning his second cap in the clash with Scotland at Murrayfield, replacing Mike Phillips in the 76th minute.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tavis Knoyle rugby profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ S4C Jonathan
  3. ^ a b c d "Tavis Knoyle". Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Tavis Knoyles' unconventional rise to the top". Rugby World. September 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gloucester sign Wales scrum half Tavis Knoyle". BBC Sport. 16 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Scrum-half Tavis Knoyle signed from Gloucester". BBC Wales. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Tavis Knoyle to quit Kingsholm in the summer". Gloucester Citizen. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Former Wales scrum-half Tavis Knoyle to sign for Newport Gwent Dragons". Wales Online. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 

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