Knoyle heading back home

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:07
Large tavis knoyle wales Large tavis knoyle wales2 Large tavis knoyle wales 630

Scrumhalf Tavis Knoyle is to return to Wales after the talented back agreed a move to Cardiff Blues.

Scrumhalf Tavis Knoyle is to return to Wales after the talented back agreed a move to Cardiff Blues.

Knoyle – who has won 11 caps for Wales - will make the switch from Aviva Premiership club Gloucester, having previously played for Scarlets.

The all-action 23-year-old started his rugby career in his home of Glynneath and played for both Neath RFC and Llanelli RFC before making one appearance for the Ospreys.

However, it is at the Scarlets that Knoyle really made his name, developing into an international calibre player and first named in the Wales squad to tour New Zealand in 2010. He made his debut against the All Blacks in Dunedin in June 2010.

Knoyle – who has also played Wales Sevens - was named in the Welsh Six Nations squad for 2011, winning his second cap in the clash with Scotland at Murrayfield, and was part of the 2011 World Cup squad.

Director of Rugby Phil Davies said: "We are very lucky that we have got some very good scrumhalves here in Lloyd Williams, Lewis Jones and young Tomos Williams coming though. But we need depth and Tavis is a little bit different; as a unit they will complement each other.

"Tavis is someone I've known from my Wales Under-20 days, where I gave him his cap, and he is a very hard working scrum half. He is a threat around the base with a good box kicking game.

"Tavis fits in as he is a guy who wants to be part of a team. He has good team values and a fantastic work ethic.

"It's a terrific opportunity for us and it's great for Tavis. I know he is delighted to be coming home and we are delighted to have him. We've signed an outstanding young Welsh player.”

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Bath v Toulon 17h30 Recreation Ground
Sun, 17 December 2017
Wasps v La Rochelle 13h00 Ricoh Arena
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
PRO14
MORE LOGS
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 10 10 0 0 48
Munster 10 7 0 3 36
Cheetahs 10 6 0 4 29
Cardiff Blues 10 4 0 6 19
Connacht 10 3 0 7 18
Zebre 10 3 0 7 16
Ospreys 10 2 0 8 11
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 10 8 0 2 40
Leinster 10 8 0 2 37
Ulster 10 7 1 2 35
Edinburgh 10 6 0 4 28
Treviso 10 3 0 7 15
Dragons 10 2 1 7 13
Kings 10 0 0 10 4